O'Brien said hike in fare for upper classes may be okay but there was no justification for effecting the increase across the board.
"Railway Budget...what was all that about increasing fares across the board? Upper class...maybe ok...but all..? Sorry, cannot agree," he said on Twitter.
Replying to a tweet whether he disagreed with the Union Minister on fare hike O'Brien said, "Yes, our party has issues on content."
In his budget speech, Trivedi announced hike in passenger fares ranging from 2 paisa per kilometre to 30 paisa per kilometre in various categories of trains.
His party TMC strongly opposed the hike and demanded a roll-back. Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said that the TMC MPs asked the Railway Minister to roll-back the fare hike.
New Delhi: 'Sorry, cannot agree,' tweeted Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Wednesday opposing the fare hike proposed by his party colleague and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi.
First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 16:53