Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Politics

Opposition to Eco Reform: Mamata gives 72 hour ultimatum to UPA govt.

Cong hits back, says want Mamata in UPA, but no problem if she leaves

Sunday September 16, 2012 09:41:09 PM, Agencies

Related Article

Political masterstroke to revive PM's reformer image: Analysts

The UPA government's slew of economic decisions, including opening up retail to foreign investment, has revived Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's image as a "courageous reformer"  

PM defends reforms, says it takes courage to revive economy

BJP, CPI oppose decision on FDI in multi-brand retail

New Delhi/Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Sunday said it would be forced to take a "hard decision" if the UPA government fails to change its decision on allowing FDI in retail and the hike in diesel price. However, West Bengal state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee said that there would be no problem to stability of the government if Trinamool decides to quit.

Trinamool leader and Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy said party chief Mamata Banerjee will convene a meeting of the parliamentary party to take a final call on the issue. On Friday, Banerjee chief gave the government 72 hours to "rethink" its decision on allowing FDI in retail and the diesel price hike.

"She (Banerjee) has given 72 hours to the central government to modify, change its decision in regard to cancellation of diesel price hike, the cap on supply of LPG cylinders and introducing FDI in retail. If there is no response from the central government by that time, the Trinamool Congress will sit and take a hard decision," Roy told Times Now channel here.

He said the timing of Tuesday's parliamentary party meeting has not been fixed yet.

Party MP Kunal Ghosh had said earlier that the parliamentary party was meeting on Tuesday to decide on withdrawing support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and to instead support it from outside.

"As of now the time of the parliamentary party meeting has not been fixed, we will sit together and take a decision. This involves not only our party but also concerns the people. Trinamool in past also opposed fuel price hike whether it be of petrol or diesel. It is a serious matter... Trinamool has taken it very seriously," Roy said.

The Trinamool is an important constituent of the ruling United Progressive Alliance.

Earlier, Ghosh said Mamata Banerjee has convened a meeting of the parliamentary party Tuesday to take a final call in this regard.

"We have opposed the anti-people decisions taken by the government and Trinamool parliamentary party will meet on Tuesday. We will review the situation and take appropriate decision," Ghosh said.

The government Friday decided to allow up to 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, which Banerjee has been fiercely against.

Ghosh said the party was keeping all its "options open".

 

'You may go'

Stressing that Trinamool Congress can oppose and offer its own proposals even while staying in the union government, West Bengal state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Sunday said there will be no problem to its stability if Trinamool decides to quit.

"We want Trinamool to stay both in the cabinet and in the government. They can oppose and can offer their own proposals by staying in the government also, for that they don't need to leave the government," said Bhattacharjee.

Bhattacharjee made light of her threats.

"And even after so much persuasion, if they decide to leave (the government), they can do it. We don't have any problem," he said.

Trinamool has 19 MPs in the Lok Sabha and six ministers in the government.

Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi, Congress spokesperson expressed confidence about sorting out the matter with the Trinamool chief.

"It is an internal matter, Mamataji is a respected leader of the government, we do not want to make any comment. Even if we have some differences we will sort it out," he said.






 


 


 



 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

More Headlines

RBI may surprise markets with rate cuts after big-ticket reforms

What's deterring foreign airlines holding stakes in Indian carriers?

Radical Left party wins three posts in JNUSU poll

Don't demolish 200-year-old Hindu temple: Pakistani court

Ghaziabad violence: Two intelligence officials suspended

Kabaddi Asia Cup: Pakistan, India favourites to win gold

'Deep sleep, not brain, switches on puberty'

Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain

Political masterstroke to revive PM's reformer image: Analysts

Saudi spiritual leader Al Al-Sheikh asks film protesters to stop violence

 

Top Stories

Political masterstroke to revive PM's reformer image: Analysts

The UPA government's slew of economic decisions, including opening up retail to foreign investment, has revived Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's image as a "courageous reformer"  

PM defends reforms, says it takes courage to revive economy

BJP, CPI oppose decision on FDI in multi-brand retail

 

  Most Read

Ghaziabad violence: Two intelligence officials suspended

Two intelligence officials of Uttar Pradesh Police have been suspended while another official may face the same fate over 

Violence in Ghaziabad: Six die in police firing

Saudi spiritual leader Al Al-Sheikh asks film protesters to stop violence

Saudi Arabia's highest spiritual leader has called on the Muslims to denounce violence in protest of an anti-Islam video made in the US. "If Muslims surrender to anger, they will achieve the objectives  

Man linked to anti-Islam film questioned by officials

 

  News Pick

Memmoo, a phone to speak with many, to launch in Kerala

Britain's KloudPaD, a mobile electronics convergence brand, is ready with its non-GSM based wireless open phone memmoo network for consumers in Kerala. This was announced at the Emerging Kerala investor 

President rues no Indian varsity in world's top 200

Expressing concern that no Indian university featured among the top 200 global institutions, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged the country's premier educational institutes to step up efforts to join the league of the  

Bombay HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala

A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar, while hearing petitions by gutka and pan masala makers challenging the ban, also ruled that the products qualified as food under the Food Safety and  

Chidambaram wants direct cash transfer to cut subsidy burden

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday called for direct cash transfer of subsidies in food, fertilizers and petroleum by the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan period that began April 1, 2012, to bring down the subsidy burden. 

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President of the Palestine National Authority Mahmoud Abbas at the delegation level talks, in New Delhi on September 11, 2012.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.