PM, FM reject Moily's proposal on petrol pumps

Updated: September 02, 2013 17:09 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday rejected Oil Minister Veerappa Moily's proposal of keeping petrol pumps open only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to PMO sources, the PM decided to reject the proposal after the uproar by consumers and opposition parties. Meanwhile, reacting to the proposal, Chidambaram said, "It's not a government suggestion, but one which had come from the public as the Oil Minister has himself clarified."

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