March 4, 2011
Trinamool Congress will keep the railway ministry even after Mamata Banerjee becomes Chief Minister
New Delhi, Feb 3: It is quite evident that Ms. Mamata Banerjee will become the next Chief Minister of West Bengal. But Trinamool Congress will not let go the railway ministry even after she becomes Chief Minister. The senior leadership of the party has decided that Ms. Banerjee would herself decide who would become the next railway minister to carry forward her good work. According to the senior leaders of the party, CPM is trying to create confusion on Ms. Banerjee`s decision of not standing for the election. But it is quite clear that she wants to campaign for all the 294 seats the alliance will fight. Therefore, she took the significant decision of not contesting in the coming assembly election. It does not matter really as she can always get elected within six months of being sworn in as Chief Minister or as she had earlier proposed, she can become an elected member of the `Vidhan Parishad`(upper house of the Assembly), which exists in states like Bihar or Maharashtra.