Rail fare hike will put strain on common man: MamataMarch 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday said the party was opposed to the hike in passenger fares proposed in the rail budget and would not disturb the common man.
Banerjee, who is in the capital, said the hike would put strain on the common man.
Though the hike had been outlined in terms of paise, it would pinch people, particularly those who commute on trains everyday.
“We will not disturb the common man,” Banerjee told reporters.
She said her party had not sought any advantage from the government and had only one cabinet slot though other allies in United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had more ministers.
Banerjee arrived in the capital Sunday and is expected to preside over a meeting of party’s MPs Monday.
Her opposition to the proposed hike in passenger fares in the budget forced the resignation of her colleague Dinesh Trivedi as railway minister.
- Rollback of fares is PM's prerogative: Mamata - Mar 19, 2012
- Mamata tells PM: Let Mukul Roy replace Trivedi - Mar 15, 2012
- Didi's diktat: Toe the party line or face the music - Mar 15, 2012
- India's train fares to go up for first time in 10 years (Lead) - Mar 14, 2012
- PM regrets Trivedi's going; Mukul Roy to be sworn in Tuesday (Roundup) - Mar 19, 2012
- PM regrets Trivedi's departure as railway minister (Lead) - Mar 19, 2012
- Mamata gets Left support on rail fare rollback (Lead) - Mar 15, 2012
- Want UPA but won't tolerate humiliation: Mamata (Lead) - Mar 19, 2012
- Left supports Mamata on fare hike rollback - Mar 15, 2012
- Trivedi's rail fare hike reasonable, say economists - Mar 15, 2012
- Rail budget lacks fund-generation ideas: Left - Mar 14, 2012
- Dinesh Trivedi speaks to Mamata, to quit (Second Lead) - Mar 18, 2012
- Dinesh issue: Mamata to arrive in Delhi Sunday night - Mar 18, 2012
- Mukul rolls back fare hike to please Mamata - Mar 22, 2012
- Dinesh Trivedi speaks to Mamata, to quit (Lead) - Mar 18, 2012
Tags: allies, chief minister, colleague, common man, fare hike, mamata banerjee, march 19, mps, New Delhi, opposition, paise, passenger fares, progressive alliance, railway minister, resignation, trains, trinamool congress, trivedi, UPA, west bengal