Articles about Dinesh Trivedi

Dinesh Trivedi is an Indian politician who was the former Union Minister for Railways. He has served as a former member of Parliament, Lok Sabha representing Barrakpore constituency from West Bengal, and was also a member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from West Bengal. Trivedi was also the former Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare under Manmohan Singh’s cabinet. He was born on June 4, 1950, in Delhi and completed his education at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and The University of Texas, Austin. Trivedi gained attention when he requested the Supreme Court to make the Vohra Report on the criminalization of politics in India public. The petition gave extra weightage to the Right to Information movement. In the 1980s, he joined the Congress party but later went to Janata Dal in 1990. In 1998, he joined Mamata Banerjee when she started the Trinamool Congress and was appointed as the party’s first-ever general secretary. In 2012, Trivedi announced the annual railway budget that included a hike in passenger fees. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed disagreement with the budget which led to Trivedi’s resignation as Railway Minister.

'Golden moment': Dinesh Trivedi, former Trinamool MP, joins BJP

06 Mar 2021

Politics
'Golden moment': Dinesh Trivedi, former Trinamool MP, joins BJP

Dinesh Trivedi, former Union Railways Minister and parliamentarian from the Trinamool Congress, today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2021

India
Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

Trinamool Congress (TMC), already hit by a spate of resignations, was jolted again on Friday when Rajya Sabha member Dinesh Trivedi quit on the floor of the House, saying he felt suffocated and helpless over rampant violence in his state West Bengal.

Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

26 Aug 2019

Politics
Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at leaders of Congress and other parties who tried to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, to understand the aftermath of revoking Article 370.

Srinagar: Before being sent back, Rahul negotiated with airport officials

25 Aug 2019

Politics
Srinagar: Before being sent back, Rahul negotiated with airport officials

With a motive to assess the situation in the Valley, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed in Srinagar on Saturday, along with several other Opposition leaders.

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

24 Aug 2019

Politics
Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday along with 11 other leaders from various opposition parties.

Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

05 Aug 2018

Politics
Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

An under-pressure Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decided to address the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case today, but ended up making some disappointing comments.

'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP

18 Apr 2018

India
'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP

Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday asked the government to come out with the "real reasons" behind the cash crunch across the country, including whether there are plans to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes.

Maharashtra: BJP's Yashwant Sinha detained by police over farmer protests

05 Dec 2017

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP's Yashwant Sinha detained by police over farmer protests

It seems senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha will not stop embarrassing his party anytime soon!

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

20 Nov 2017

Politics
Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi allocated $3bn for cleaning Ganga. Cut to 2017, and the plan is badly behind schedule, with contaminated stretches of river-water.