Dinesh Trivedi on Sunday resigned as railway minister. Senior TMC leader Mukul Roy is likely to be the new railway minister. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha and 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 she was to become the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Roy was handed additional charge of the Railway Ministry.