Facing attack over recent hike in rail fare and freight, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said the NDA government had the "guts" to implement the proposal over which the UPA had developed cold feet.
Congress MP and the party`s whip in Lok Sabha, Deepinder Singh Hooda, on Monday asked the NDA government to roll back the rail fare hike for suburban trains for daily passengers in Delhi-NCR in the same way as it was done for Mumbai.
The Trinamool Congress, which is the the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha, today said it would continue its protest till the Centre rolled back the hike in rail fare entirely and also rail freight.
Amid protests by major opposition parties against steep hike in rail fare and freight rates, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the decision was "inevitable" for the survival of the railways considering its mounting losses.
Intensifying their protest against the hike in rail fare, Congress and Samajwadi Party workers on Sunday stopped several trains across Uttar Pradesh and submitted memorandums demanding immediate rollback of the increase.
An SHO and a Sub Inspector were removed by the UP police after BJP alleged that they remained mute spectator to the clash that broke out between workers of the saffron party and ruling SP during a protest over rail fare hike.