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Mamata 'raises' petrol price issue at Cabinet meet

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2011 21:12 IST

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After having protested the recent hike in petrol prices, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is understood to have raised the issue again at the meeting of the Union Cabinet on Thursday and demanded a rollback.

The Railway minister, who shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh three days ago demanding a roll back on the price hike, is understood to have raised the matter at the meeting of the Cabinet here.

According to party sources, Banerjee in her letter had said the common man should not be burdened with the price hike which was meant to improve the financial position of oil PSUs.

Trinamool Congress, a key UPA constituent at the Centre, had carried out protests against the Centre's decision in Kolkata earlier this week.

Its leaders had also contended that the party was not consulted before a decision regarding the hike in petrol prices was taken.

This was, however, disputed by former Petroleum minister Murli Deora who reportedly said that Banerjee knew of the proposals to hike petrol prices several days ago.