New Delhi: Congress ally, the Trinamool Congress, has yet again forced the ruling coalition to put another of its key economic proposal envisaging 49 per cent FDI in aviation on hold.
Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sought more consultations on the proposed plans, giving a big jolt to the government's effort to revive the civil aviation sector.
The decision came as a setback to private airlines like Kingfisher, which are teetering on the edge.
Mamata will be in New Delhi on Thursday to attend several meetings, including a meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding West Bengal's debt.
Sources say the government is keen to persuade her to change her mind on the issue.
Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has already spoken to Mamata twice in the past three months.
Sources say that Finance Minister P Chidambaram too is willing to meet the UPA ally.
However, Mamata has refused to comment on anything saying she isn't authorised to speak.