Dinesh Trivedi, who was the railway minister, had to resign from his post after increasing the fare due to pressure from Mamata Banerjee.
Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi joined BJP on Saturday. Dinesh Trivedi, who joined BJP in the presence of party president JP Nadda, had resigned as TMC’s Rajya Sabha MP in Parliament during the budget session. The joining of Trivedi after the announcement of elections in West Bengal will be a big boost for the BJP.
Dinesh Trivedi, who was the railway minister, had to resign from his post after increasing the fare and it was said that due to pressure from Mamata Banerjee, he had to resign from the post. Since this incident, he was not on good terms with Mamata Banerjee.
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— BJP (@BJP4India) March 6, 2021
After several stalwart TMC leaders like Mukul Roy, Suvendu Adhikari, Dinesh Trivedi jumping to BJP is going to raise concern for Mamata Banerjee just before the elections.
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Dinesh Trivedi Resigned From Rajya Sabha In Budget Session
Dinesh Trivedi is among those leaders who were with Mamata Banerjee since the inception of TMC. Trivedi, while announcing his resignation from the Rajya Sabha, said that he is suffocated in the atmosphere of violence and corruption in the state and he is not in a position to speak anything.
Even after resigning from the Rajya Sabha, he did not refuse to join the BJP and described PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as his old friends. On the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi, senior TMC leader Saugata Roy attacked him, saying that he is not a mass leader and his departure will give a chance to a new leader.