Dinesh Trivedi: News

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.

06 Mar 2021

West Bengal

'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).

12 Feb 2021

Trinamool Congress

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.

18 Apr 2018

West Bengal

'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.