Yesterday at the Writer’s Building, the chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, who is also TMC’s chairperson, told reporters that all TMC MPs expressed their deep concern regarding this fact and had given in writing that if things go like this then they will not be able to continue with the government.
She added that they have one cabinet minister and six minister of state who are not given importance. She reminded that TMC is the second largest party in the UPA government with 18 Lok Sabha MPs. Mamata spoke to the Union Cabinet Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma and told that when prime minister is not in the country, this kind of decision just not be taken. That’s why she thinks it is not right take an extreme decision at this point of time.
The chief minister expressed that in West Bengal, TMC works with Congress and consults them even though they have two third majority in the assembly and the centre should not forget that. If prime minister gives an appointment, her party MPs will meet him and discuss this issue.
From Friday, petrol prices raised Rs.1.80 by oil marketing companies. This is the eleventh hike in petrolium products since June 2010.