PM Holds Emergency Meeting as Sugarcane Prices Issue Heats up

After Parliament shuts down amid protest in and outside the house over sugarcane prices, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held an emergency meeting on the issue with senior Cabinet colleague.

In the meeting convened at Parliament House, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Home Minister P Chidambaram were present.

However, when asked about the decision taken at the meeting, the ministers did not divulge anything.

Reports said that decision taken the meeting would be placed before the Cabinet, which was expected to meet at 1700 hrs IST in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi also met Manmohan Singh separately over sugarcane pricing and the Bundelkhand package issue.

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