PM to meet CMs on price rise today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will on Thursday meet with core group of chief ministers and discuss the price rise isssue with them. The PM has invited political parties to contribute their "wisdom and experience" to help evolve "practical and pragmatic" solution to the problem.

"I would like to discuss (issue of price rise) with chief ministers," Singh told reporters on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after the presentation of Padma Awards by President Pratibha Patil.

Amid fears of inflation crossing double digit mark, Singh will meet Chief Ministers of 10 major states and senior Cabinet ministers tomorrow to discuss measures to check price rise.

Asked about decision of the Left parties to launch ‘jail bharo’ agitation on price rise, Singh said, "I don’t think this problem can be solved by agitational tactics.(PTI)


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