Trinamool Congress leaders will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday over the issue of petrol price hike.TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not be part of the delegation of party MPs since she will remain in Kolkata tomorrow for a meeting in the Raj Bhavan where Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will discuss the financial situation.
Law Minister Salman Khurshid hoped that a solution could be reached during the meeting with the Prime Minister in New Delhi.
TMC, with 18 members in the Lok Sabha, is the largest ally of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and is peeved that allies were not consulted over the latest price hike.
It has six MPs in the Rajya Sabha.The delegation, which will convey the party’s views to the Prime Minister, will be led by senior leader Partho Chatterjee.
Trinamool leader and Union minister Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the common man was being affected and that is not a good thing.
Khurshid maintained that the government was “sensitive” towards the common man and the demands of the allies.
“During the talks with the Prime Minister, I hope they will understand some points and the PM can also make changes in the present system,” he said in New Delhi.