Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:29:18 GMT

Mukul Roy to be sworn in as Railway Minister

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil will on Tuesday administer the oath of office as cabinet minister to Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who will take charge of Railway Ministry.


Mukul Roy to be sworn in as Railway Minister

"The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Mukul Roy as Cabinet Minister in the Council of Ministers at 1000 hours on March 20," a Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said in a statement.

The President, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has accepted the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, the statement said.

Trivedi, also a Trinamool Congress MP, had resigned as the Railway Minister Sunday night.

Source: PTI

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