Partial rollback in fuel prices likely!

As the Trinamool Congress MPs are all set to meet the Prime Minister over the issue of fuel price hike, sources have now indicated that a partial roll back in petrol prices cannot be ruled out.

The UPA government has been facing criticism over the recent petrol price hike from its own allies. TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had threatened to pull out of the UPA.

Trinamool Congress MPs will submit a memorandum to Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asking for a rollback. Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee, along with TMC leader Amit Mitra will also meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee over the issue in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Earlier, the government sources had also said that diesel and LPG prices prices may remain untouched in a bid to placate Mamata.

Earlier, at a National Development Council meeting, the West Bengal Chief Minister had complained that the Centre was not disbursing adequate funds to the cash-starved state.(IBNLive)

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