Trinamool demands roll back of rail fare hike

New Delhi: Strongly opposing the hike in rail passenger fare, Trinamool Congress today demanded a roll-back.

A team of Trinamool Congress MPs met Railway Minister and party colleague Dinesh Trivedi soon after he presented the Railway Budget in which he proposed to hike fares across all classes.

Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said that the TMC MPs asked the Railway Minister to roll-back the fare hike.

When pointed out that Trivedi was a member of the Trinamool Congress, he said the Railway Minister has performed his "constitutional duty" by presenting the Budget.

"The Trinamool Congress never rolls back its demand," Bandopadhyay said.

"Railway Budget…what was all that about increasing fares across the board? Upper class…maybe ok…but all? Sorry, cannot agree," Trinamool MP Derek O`brien tweeted.

Bandopadhyay said the Trinamool Congress would never support any fare hike.