Mamta Banerjee told that 'responsible' UPA leaders have not informed her about the price hike. West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Partha Chatterjee accused that Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Mamata on Saturday evening, but kept the price hike as a secret.
"I understand that people have problems with the way prices are rising. Trinamool supporters will hold protest meets in the city and take out rallies in every block across the state," Mamata Banejee said.
Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest fuel retailer, raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50 per litre and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) hiked rates by Rs 2.54 a litre. Bharat Petroleum Corp, the third state fuel retailer, raised the price by Rs 2.53 per litre.
The hike on Saturday was the second price rise in a month. Earlier on Dec 15, these state-owned oil corporations had raised the price by Rs 2.94-2.96 per litre, the biggest hike in six months.