The government is expected to face a tough time in the parliament on Monday as it convenes for the first time after the union budget. Though railway minister Dinesh Trivedi resigned from the Union Cabinet yesterday to end the standoff, the Opposition is expected attack the weakened government over the issue. The government is also expected to announce Trivedi's resignation in the parliament.
The Prime Minister is expected to reply to the president's address in the the Parliament today. The opposition BJP has moved a number of amendments on her speech, including over the NCTC issue. Opposition may create uproar during the PM's reply in the Parliament.
After railways minister Dinesh Trivedi resignation, junior minister for shipping Mukul Roy is expected to replace him. Trivedi had insisted he would resign only after he gets a formal communication from Banerjee. He backed down on Sunday evening after a call from minister of state in PMO, V Narayanasamy, signalled the government couldn't antagonise Banerjee for his sake. Government sources however hope that Trivedi's exit would ensure the Trinamool doesn't embarrass the UPA by supporting the BJP's amendments to the President's address over the National Counter Terrorism Centre in Parliament today.
Meanwhile, Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi today said that he would attend the TMC meeting as he had been invited by the Trinamool Congress of which he is a member.