Petrol issue to be sorted in PM-TMC meet: Khurshid

Law Minister Salman Khurshid said a solution could be reached during the proposed meeting of the PM with TMC over the recent hike in petrol prices.

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Trinamool
Congress chief Mamata Banerjee expressing displeasure over the
recent hike in petrol prices, Law Minister Salman Khurshid
on Monday said a solution could be reached during the proposed
meeting of the Prime Minister with the key UPA ally.

He also maintained that the government was "sensitive"
towards the common man and the demands of the allies.

"During the talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, I
hope they will understand some points and the PM can also make
changes in the present system," he said referring to the
proposed meeting.

A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs led by senior
leader Partho Chatterjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh here tomorrow without party chief Mamata Banerjee in the
wake of the UPA ally`s pull-out threat over the latest fuel
price hike.

In reply to a question, Khurshid said there was a "fear"
that dual pricing of fuel could create problems in the present
system which is based on government providing fuel at subsidy
to all sections of the society.

PTI

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