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Mukul Roy sworn in as Rly Minister

 NEW DELHI, March 20 – Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy was today elevated and inducted into the Union Cabinet as Railway Minister replacing Dinesh Trivedi, who was forced to resign after Congress caved in to Mamata Banerjee’s pressure, reports PTI.

 Widely expected to roll back at least the lower class passenger fare hike proposed by Trivedi in the Railway Budget, Roy, 57, was sworn in as cabinet minister at a special but brief ceremony by President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Shortly later, a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said Roy has been allocated the Railway Ministry on the recommendation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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