New Delhi: Dinesh Trivedi, who quit as railway minister, said on Monday he would visit Rail Bhavan to bid farewell to his colleagues and also attend the Trinamool Congress' parliamentary party meeting on party Chief Mamata Banerjee's invitation.

Trivedi on Sunday agreed to quit after the Trinamool chief and others in the party opposed the fare hike proposed in his rail budget and demanded an immediate rollback of the tariffs. Trivedi, who held on for a few days, finally took the decision after speaking with Banerjee.

"I will be attending the parliamentary board meeting. Mamata-ji has invited me to the parliamentary party meeting and certainly I am still a member of TMC," Trivedi told reporters here. The meeting is likely to be held on Monday.

Referring to officials in the railway ministry, he said: "I think it's my duty to properly bid them goodbye and wish them well. I am going to the Rail Bhavan just to say goodbye."

Trivedi's resignation under PM's consideration: Pranab

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said Dinesh Trivedi had submitted his resignation to Manmohan Singh and the matter was under the prime minister's consideration.

"The Prime Minister told me that Mr. Trivedi submitted his resignation last (Sunday) evening and it is under consideration," Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha.

The matter of Trivedi's resignation was raised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Yashwant Sinha, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Basudeb Acharia and Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta soon after the house met in the morning. Sinha and Acharia had demanded suspension of question hour.

Mukherjee assured the members that the house will be informed after a decision is taken on Trivedi's resignation.

Trivedi resigned following pressure from Mamata Banerjee, Chief of his Trinamool Congress party, owing to his proposal to hike passenger fares in the rail budget.

(Agencies)