Trinamool Congress chief whip Kalyan Banerjee, who spoke to Trivedi over telephone, asked him to resign from the Railway Minister’s post and make a congenial exit and not wait to be bagged.
The Lok Sabha Trinamool chief whip told him that it was not fair on his part to claim on party directive in writing, indicates that when he became a minister he had not be firmed in writing about it from the party leader Mamata.
Banerjee said that “You took oath as minister because the party wanted you to do so. The party today does not want you to take oath so you should resign.”
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and later Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are assumed to have talked to Mamata and certain her that Trivedi will be removed after appearance of the Union Budget on Friday.