Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sought immediate rollback of hike in petrol prices, effected after state-owned oil firms calibrated rates to reflect changes in local levies. Mamata accused the Centre of cheating people and threatened to take to the streets against the UPA-II. She added that she would discuss the price hike with the Prime Minister.
“I was in Delhi this morning... nobody knew anything. Is this how a government functions? I am shocked. This is unfortunate. We will have to take to the streets and clash with the government,” she said here. “The government has to review the situation before taking decisions... This is suo motu decision by the Centre,” Mamata said.
She also demanded that the Centre evolve a long-term policy in consultation with the states and UPA allies to deal with the issue of price rise of fuel and essential commodities.