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Mamata Banerjee rides electric scooter to protest against fuel price hike

by Kolkata Today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee travels on an electric scooter in Kolkata as a mark of protest against rising fuel prices.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached Nabanna on the electric scooter and blamed the Modi government for putting such excessive pressure on the common man. She said petroleum products have skyrocketed in the past couple of days.

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged people across India to protest against hike in fuel prices, as she reached her office riding pillion on an electric scooter.
“This (hike in fuel prices) is a very alarming situation. TMC has started a movement which would be extended across the state from Friday. I would urge everyone to hit the streets across the country,” she told media while sitting on an electric scooter outside the state secretariat.
Urban Development Minister  Firhad Hakim rode the scooter, ferrying the chief minister from her residence in Kalighat  to the Nabanna in Howrah. Both the leaders had a poster on fuel price hike hanging around their neck.

“This is our protest against hike prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. There was a hike in LPG prices even last night and a cylinder now costs at least ₹800. Kerosene is unavailable the market. In Bengal, around ten million people depend on kerosene for cooking. The kitchen is the worst hit every time there is a hike in fuel prices,” Mamata Banerjee  added.

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