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What happens to rly budget now?

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 15, 2012
First Published: 00:51 IST(15/3/2012) | Last Updated: 01:19 IST(15/3/2012)

The sacking of railway minister Dinesh Trivedi by her party chief Mamata Banerjee has raised questions about what happens to the budget he presented in Parliament on Wednesday.

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“The railway budget is the property of the House now. The new minister will take further steps,” former Lok Sabha secretary-general PDT Achary told HT.

Banerjee is expected to get the new minister to announce a rollback in passenger fares or changes in proposals during a discussion on the budget in Parliament.

In the absence of a new railway minister, the prime minister will have to steer the budget through Parliament.
Achary said there was no instance of a railway minister being removed from the post on the day the railway budget was presented.

“Not to my knowledge,” Achary said.

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