Asked if the Prime Minister would be right in removing him — as demanded by the Trinamool Congress chief — Trivedi said: “It’s difficult for the PM to take a call on my continuance. I am not on trial, the system is.”
Many of his party colleagues have called Trivedi a traitor, but the minister maintained he had only worked in the interest of the country. “I am glad I am not called a terrorist,” he said.
Defending his decision to hike passenger fares, he said: “If the Railways isn’t the growth engine, India won’t grow. If it’s healthy... Warren Buffet will invest in it.”