Petrol price hike: Mamata to stage protest on May 26

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Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, May 25: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will stage a protest against the petrol hike on Saturday.

Apart from the Trinamool Congress, DMK has also called for a state-wide bandh against the fuel-hike on May 30.

"We are not supporting the cause of the price hike. There was no discussion before such a big hike. When in alliance, parties should talk," said Mamata Banerjee after the price hike was announced.

"The Congress is not in majority at the Centre but Trinamool is in majority in West Bengal," she said.

"Why was it (the imminent petrol price hike) not said yesterday when Parliament was in session?" said the Bengal Chief Minister.

"We are sorry. I am sad. But still I appeal to the Centre to work for the betterment of the economic situation," she said.

The government on Wednesday hiked petrol prices by Rs 7.50 per litre. The move came after the parliament's budget session that ended Tuesday.

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