Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should
abolish central excise duty on diesel and roll back recent
hike in prices of diesel, petrol, LPG and kerosene oil.
In an apparent bid to woo farmers
in the backdrop of their agitations in Bhatta-Parsaul and Katesar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will hold a `kisan panchayat` tomorrow for a dialogue with them.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati held an emergency meeting of senior government
officials here on Tuesday night after a blast shook the temple town of
Varanasi killing a child and injuring 20 people.