Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry MamataSeptember 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, J Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn support from the UPA regime rather than be party to such anti-people policy.
She also announced that her party will hit the streets against the decision.
“We oppose such anti-people policy. I am shocked and disappointed. They have made a coordination committee but they don’t bother to discuss with the allies,” said Banerjee, also the West Bengal chief minister.
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six per year.
The decisions come into effect midnight Thursday.
“I would have been very happy if I could withdraw the support at the very moment. But if I withdraw the support other parties will come up to support them. They will accuse me of creating instability,” Banerjee said.
“We will take decision on it very soon. Our party will hit the streets from Saturday and I will also participate in the protest rally in Kolkata,” she said.
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