Post-pullout, Mamata attacks UPA government, Cong

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Kolkata, Sep 19: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee slammed the UPA government and the Congress on Wednesday, saying the latter were spreading distorted information and rumour. She was speaking in her first press conference after pulling out of the UPA government on Tuesday evening.

Visibly angry, the West Bengal chief minister denied the Congress's claim that it had tried to contact her in the last three days and even asked her minister Mukul Roy to reveal the 'truth'. The minister repeated Mamata's words, saying he was never contacted by anybody from the Centre to convey any message to his party chief.

The TMC supremo also slammed the media, saying a section of the media was spreading misinformation and was being backed by vested interest. The firebrand leader said she wanted a complete rollback on the FDI decision and increase of cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 24.

She also said that the Bengal government was against any kind of strike and will oppose the nationwide strike called by several parties against policies of the Centre on Thursday.

Mamata Banerjee had decided to pull out of the UPA on Tuesday evening to protest the government's decision on FDI in retail and other sectors and increasing price of diesel and LPG.

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