Mukul Roy

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Mukul Roy (; born 17 April 1954) is an Indian politician and a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, representing West Bengal. He also serves as the General Secretary of his party, the All India Trinamool Congress. He is the current Minister of State for Shipping in the Council of Ministers of India. After Mamata Banerjee resigned as the Railway Minister was to become the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Roy was handed additional charge of the Railway Ministry after Mamata expressed her desire that her party retain the Railway Ministry and personally recommended Roy to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He served as a Minister of State in the Railway Ministry with Manmohan Singh serving as the Cabinet Minister (pro tem) till July 11,2011.

On July 11, 2011, Mukul Roy openly defied Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s directive to visit the site of derailment of the Guwahati-Puri Express in Assam. This brought a lot of displeasure among the political circles and he was shunted out of the Railways portfolio in the latest cabinet reshuffle on July 12,2011.

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