Trinamool disappointed with petrol price hike, demands rollback

July 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Expressing “disappointment” over the announcement of a petrol price hike, Congress’ estranged ally Trinamool Congress Monday demanded an immediate rollback and wider consultation with all parties to chalk out a line of action to tackle inflation.

“The Trinamool Congress is very much disappointed with this decision of petrol price hike. We want a roll back. The decision to increase the prices of petrol has not been discussed with the allies,” said party MP Kunal Ghosh said.

India’s oil marketing companies Monday announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices and decline in the rupee’s value.

Ghosh said that party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants a wider consultations with all the political parties to chalk out a path to tackle inflation and oil price hike.

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