Petrol issue to be sorted in PM-Trinamool meet: Khurshid
The law minister maintained that the government was "sensitive" towards the common man and the demands of the allies. 'House may be stalled if fuel hike not withdrawn' | Video: Eyes on Mamata's ultimatum | Ambitious plans, taxing timesdelhi Updated: Nov 07, 2011 19:39 IST
Against the backdrop of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee expressing displeasure over the recent hike in petrol prices, law minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said a solution could be reached during the proposed meeting of the Prime Minister with the key UPA ally.
He also maintained that the government was "sensitive" towards the common man and the demands of the allies.
"During the talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, I hope they will understand some points and the PM can also make changes in the present system," he said referring to the proposed meeting.
A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs led by senior leader Partho Chatterjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday without party chief Mamata Banerjee in the wake of the UPA ally's pull-out threat over the latest fuel price hike.
In reply to a question, Khurshid said there was a "fear" that dual pricing of fuel could create problems in the present system which is based on government providing fuel at subsidy to all sections of the society. Video: TMC's 16 MPs to meet PM
First Published: Nov 07, 2011 18:56 IST