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'House may be stalled if fuel hike not withdrawn'

Demanding an immediate roll back of petrol price hike, BJP today made a veiled threat of stalling Parliament during the winter session if government fails to do so. TMC MPs to meet PM over petrol price hike

india Updated: Nov 07, 2011 19:02 IST
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Demanding an immediate roll back of petrol price hike, BJP on Monday made a veiled threat of stalling Parliament during the winter session if government fails to do so.

The main opposition also hit out at the UPA allies, saying they were "part and parcel" of the hike. The comments come at a time when Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has sought an appointment with the Prime Minister on Tuesday to convey its unhappiness over the hike.

"If the government wants the upcoming session to run smoothly they must roll back the prices immediately. What we demand, what the people of this country demand is to roll back the petrol hike because there is no justification," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

The party maintained that on the day the hike of Rs 1.80 per litre of petrol was announced, international prices of crude had actually fallen.

Javadekar insisted that refined petrol can be sold at Rs 34/litre in Delhi and Rs 36/litre in Mumbai.

"Why the extra charge, because this is a totally unjustified move. For when we talk of pricing petrol, it is based on abnoxious concepts and it seems that govt is insensitive towards people worries and aspirations," he said.

First Published: Nov 07, 2011 18:14 IST