March 2, 2015
Trinamool MPs protest over Black Money issue in Parliament premises
Trinamool Congress organised a Dharna outside the Parliament today to protest against the Black Money issue.
Trinamool Congress had been vocal on the Black Money issue on the floors of both the Houses of the Parliament. “For us black money is a priority issue. We will raise the black money issue on the floor of Parliament. The BJP had promised that it would bring back black money after coming to power. It made a false promise,” AITC spokesperson Derek O’Brien had said in November 2014.
Trinamool Congress also slammed the Centre for the post-budget hike in petrol and diesel prices saying “the government wants to bypass everybody and hurt the interests of the common people”.
“Petrol and diesel prices have been hiked again. Budget, what’s that? Parliament, what’s that? Bypass all. Common man are burdened. This is economic mismanagement,” the leader of the Trinamool Congress parliamentary party in Rajya Sabha Mr Derek O’Brien told.
Petrol price was hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.09, the second increase this month. The increase is effective from midnight tonight.
Trinamool Congress Chairperson Ms Mamata Banerjee will be visiting Delhi at the end of this week. She will hold meetings with the Prime Minister and Union Finance Minister.