Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday assured a Congress delegation in Kolkata that the Centre would take steps to arrest the rise in prices of essential commodities, according to WBPCC working President Subrata Mukherjee.
Mukherjee, who was among a 37-member PCC delegation which called on the Prime Minister at Raj Bhavan, said Singh had informed them that steps would be taken for dehoarding.
A meeting of Chief Ministers had been called to discuss the price rise issue, Mukherjee said quoting Singh.
Mukherjee, the state INTUC President, said he had also sought the Prime Minister's intervention into the month-long strike in the jute industry.
"The Prime Minister assured to take up the issue with the Union Textiles Minister."
The delegation also highlighted the law and order situation and alleged spurt in political violence in the left-ruled state.