Cabinet to take up gas price issue next week: Chidambaram

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The union cabinet is likely to take a decision on hiking cooking gas prices during a meeting next week, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday.

The issue was listed in the additional agenda of the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) but a decision was deferred as Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily was away on an official tour.

"I hope, we will be able to take a decision next week when the minister is here and the meeting is called," Chidambaram said at a media briefing after the cabinet meeting.

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