TC opposes Parikh Commission recommendations
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Thursday opposed
increase in the prices of LPG and and other petroleum products
recommended by an expert panel headed by former Planning
Commission member Kirti Parikh, saying a new burden of raised
prices would hit the common people hard.
TC chief Mamata Banerjee said the common people had
already been affected too much by the food inflation to
withstand a new burden of increased prices.
"There has been an abnormal increase in the prices of
essential commodities and I am against a fresh increase in the
prices of petroleum products, especially LPG," Banerjee said.
She said there was no need to implement all the
recommendations of the Parikh panel.
"Subsidised prices are alright. Subsidy is given by
governments in developing countries keeping the interest of
common people in mind," she said.
Yesterday, a prime minister-appointed panel, which
included members Finance Secretary Ashok Chawala and Oil
Secretary S Sundareshan, submitted a report to Petroleum
Minister Murli Deora suggesting freeing petrol and diesel
prices and called for raising LPG rates by a steep Rs 100 per
cylinder and kerosene by Rs 6 a litre.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- There will be earthquake if I speak on demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi
- Zee Media Exclusive: A reality check on public opinion on notes ban!
- DNA: Analysis of the letter written by defence minister to Kolkata CM?
- DNA: Is political system root cause of corruption in the country?
- Note ban: One month on, long queues continue at banks, ATMs
- Mongolia seeks India's financial aid, Chinese official media says it's 'insane'
- PoK erupts with 'azadi' slogans; Pakistan Army brutally thrashes protesters
- SC asks govt if demonetisation was confidential; to judge if policy unconstitutional
- Virat Kohli makes fun of Alastair Cook after England exhaust both DRS wrongly, watch video
- OMG! Man punches Kangaroo in face to save dog – Watch video