Mukul Roy sworn in as cabinet minister

Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister and is expected to replace party MP Dinesh Trivedi, who had to quit as railway minister following the rail budget in which he proposed to hike passenger fares.

Roy, former minister of state for shipping, was sworn in by President Pratibha Patil at a brief function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee forced Trivedi’s exit from the cabinet following the rail budget last week. Banerjee had written to the prime minister that Trivedi should be replaced by Roy.

The swearing in ceremony was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several union ministers.

Banerjee was conspicuous by her absence as was Trivedi, whose resignation was accepted Monday. Most Trinamool MPs were, however, present.

Roy told reporters that safety, security and punctuality would be his priority as railway minister but added that he would speak in detail only in parliament.

Trinamool Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the new railway minister had the prerogative to take a decision on hike in passenger fares.

State of elected:
West Bengal
 Political Party:
 Delhi Address:
181, South Avenue, New Delhi – 110011
 Telephone No.:
23794291, 23012999, 23092310, Fax: 23013875
 Permanent Address:
53, Ghatak Road, P.O.- Kancharapa, West Bengal – 743145
 Telephone No.: 
{033} 25859045, Tele Fax: 23455382
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Mukul Roy was  born on 17th  April 1954 Now he is the  member of theRajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, representing West Bengal. He also serves as the General Secretary of his party, the All India Trinamool Congress.

Other Details

Name Shri Mukul Roy
Father’s Name Late Shri Jugal Nath Roy
Mother’s Name Shrimati Rekha Roy
Date of Birth 17/4/1954
Birth Place Kanchrapara, Distt. North 24 Parganas (West Bengal)
Maritial Status Married On 14 August 1980
Spouse Name Shrimati Krishna Roy
No. of Children One Son  ( Subhranshu )
State Name West Bengal
Permanent Address 53, Ghatak Road, P.O.- Kancharapa, West Bengal – 743145
Telephone : {033} 25859045, Tele Fax: 23455382
Present Address 181, South Avenue, New Delhi – 110011
Telephone : 23794291, 23012999, 23092310, Fax: 23013875
Email id roy[dot]mukul[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational Qualifications Higher Secondary, B. Sc. (Part I) Educated at Harneet High School, Kanchrapara, North 24 Parganas and Calcutta University, Kolkata (West Bengal)
Profession Political and Social Worker
Positions Held April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006-May 2009 Member, Committee on Urban Development Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs April 2008 onwards Leader, All India Trinamool Congress (A.I.T.C), Rajya Sabha April 2008-May 2009 Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping
Freedom Fighter No
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests Actively participated in various social and cultural activities, viz. drama and quiz; served in various community development projects including eradication of illiteracy, providing free education to the poor, training of civil defence, etc.; participated in scouting activities under Bharat Scouts and Guides and takes part in their regular camps; has taken active interest in inter-school science exhibitions
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Watching Mohan Bagan’s football matches and one-day cricket matches
Countries Visited
Other Information Non-Executive Director (as a social worker), United Bank of India, 2002-2005



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