New Delhi, Mar 20: In an exclusive interview to Times Now, Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday, Mar 20, revealed the political facts that his sacking had no relation with the the rail fare hike, the decision to boot him out from the ministry was taken much earlier. It seems that Trinamool chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had betrayed Trivedi and favoured her close aide Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy.
Before presenting the Rail budget, Dinesh said that Mamata's aide was aware that Trivedi would be sacked, adding that he never expected the TMC to oppose his railway budget.
Defending his budget, Trivedi said that "I did not want to embarrass the government, so I decided to quit. I presented the budget keeping in mind the masses. When a railway minister prepares a budget, it shouldn't be party oriented or region oriented. I thought of the nation." Trivedi sticking to his decision on fare hike said, "I am happy with it and have no regrets."
Meanwhile, Trivedi asked other ministers that "now everybody is talking about rollbacks. Why didn’t they talk about roll back the day I presented my budget?"