CP Joshi is New Railways Minister

Road Transport and Highways Minister CP Joshi took over additional charge of the Ministry of Railways while six Ministers of TMC submitted their resignations to Prez Pranab Mukherjee on the issue of diesel price hike and FDI in retail and the Prez accepted it. Union Minister C P Joshi was on Friday 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 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). Mukul Roy was among the six ministers from Ms Banerjee's party who submitted their resignation letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last evening.