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C P Joshi gets additional charge as Railway Minister

PTI [ Updated 22 Sep 2012, 21:35:27 ]
C P Joshi gets additional charge as Railway Minister

New Delhi, Sep 22: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister C.P. Joshi was on Saturday given additional charge of Railway Ministry, a day after the resignation of Mukul Roy and other Trinamool Congress Ministers. 

According to Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Venu Rajamony, Joshi was assigned with the additional charge by President Pranab Mukherjee on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  

The announcement came on a day the Prime Minister met the President amid speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle.  

Joshi already holds the portfolio of Road Transport and Highways Ministry.  

The President also accepted the resignation of  Mukul Roy and five other members of Trinamool Congress after the party, which has 19 MPs in the Lok Sabha, withdrew its support to the UPA government.  

The others whose resignation was accepted by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister were Ministers of State Sudip Bandyopadhyay (Health and Family welfare), Saugata Roy (Urban Development), Choudhary Mohan Jatua (Information and Broadcasting), Sultan Ahmed (Tourism) and Sisir Adhikari(Rural Development).

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