Patna: The ongoing political storm in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who resigned on Sunday night amid political pressure, has drawn flack from almost all quarters.

At a time, when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s move in connection with Trivedi gave an opportunity to the leading Opposition party BJP to mount pincer attack on the government, former Railway Minister and LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan described Mamata as an ‘unpredictable’ leader.

He accused Mamata of ‘humiliating’ the Railway Minister publicly, in an apparent move to slight the UPA government.

“Demanding resignation even ahead of the debate on the budget in the Parliament is an insult of the honourable Minister,” Paswan told reporters in Patna.

He was quick to add, “It is not the first time she is behaving in this manner. The TMC supremo did the same during the NDA rule.”

61-year-old Trivedi resigned on Sunday night ending his defiance and bringing to a close five-day drama after he incurred the wrath of the TMC for hiking passenger fares in the Railway Budget 2012-13.

(JPN/Bureau)