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Trivedi resignation to be decided by PM, UPA chief, TMC

PTI  Bangalore, March 17, 2012
First Published: 17:25 IST(17/3/2012) | Last Updated: 17:32 IST(17/3/2012)

Minister of state in PMO's office V Narayanasamy on Saturday said a decision on replacing railway minister Dinesh Trivedi would be taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee.

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"Trivedi's resignation is an internal matter of Trinamool Congress (TMC).If we get any intimation from TMC, the decision will be taken by the Prime Minister, the UPA chairperson and TMC chief", he said, responding to a query on the sidelines of a function in Bangalore.

On Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi being featured on the cover of "Time" March 26 issue and carrying an article praising him for taking steps to develop the state he has been ruling over a decade,but wonders if he can become Prime Minister, he quipped "I do not wish to make comments on any personalities. It is upto Time magazine to decide whom to publish. It is their assessment".

"When it comes to Modi, the general perception of public is he is communal. When he was chief minister, Godhra incident happened... So I do not have to comment on Times cover. A PIL has been been filed (on post-Godhra riots) in the Supreme Court. Let the court decide", he said.


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