New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress’s Mukul Roy will be sworn-in Tuesday as cabinet minister to replace his party colleague Dinesh Trivedi who has resigned as railway minister, official sources said here.
Roy, minister of state for shipping, would take the oaths of office and secrecy Tuesday morning as cabinet minister, the sources said.
Trivedi had to resign after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee opposed the hike in passenger fares announced by him in the rail budget presented to Parliament last week.
Banerjee had written to the prime minister that Trivedi should be replaced by Roy.
Trivedi sent his resignation to the prime minister Sunday evening.
The prime minister told the Lok Sabha Monday that Trivedi’s resignation will be sent to the president with the recommendation that it should be accepted.