NEW DELHI: His proposal for hiking passenger fare led to his ouster as railway minister but the TMC MP, Mr Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday said he would do it again if given an opportunity, soon after his successor announced a rollback.
"I will present the same budget which I presented in parliament on March 14, if I am asked to do it again," Mr Trivedi said when asked about the decision by the Union Railway Minister, Mr Mukul Roy to roll back the fare hike. However, he hastened to add, "It would not be appropriate to comment on other minister's budget."
Mr Roy today rolled back the fare hike in second class, sleeper class, AC chair car and AC 3 tier proposed by Mr Trivedi in the budget.
Asked whether he was wrong in proposing the hike, he said, "Only time will prove who was right and who was wrong."