Before presenting the Rail budget, Dinesh said that Mamata's aide was aware that Trivedi would be sacked, adding that he never expected the TMC to oppose his railway budget.Defending his budget, Trivedi said that "I did not want to embarrass the government, so I decided to quit. I presented the budget keeping in mind the masses. When a railway minister prepares a budget, it shouldn't be party oriented or region oriented. I thought of the nation." Trivedi sticking to his decision on fare hike said, "I am happy with it and have no regrets."
Meanwhile, Trivedi asked other ministers that "now everybody is talking about rollbacks. Why didn’t they talk about roll back the day I presented my budget?"