The ruling Trinamool Congress on Wednesday termed the recent fuel price hike as a "burden" on general public. "Yet another diesel and petrol price hike. Yet another burden for common people," TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said.
The CPI(M) slammed the BJP government at the Centre for hiking the fuel price for the second time in 15 days. However, its state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra questioned Mamata Banerjee's silence on the increase in prices.
"The hike in the petro product prices by the Modi govt will add to the burns of the common man!Is the silence of CM a part of her "issue based" support?," Mishra tweeted.
Petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 4.47 a litre and diesel by Rs 6.46 per litre in the last five weeks, taking retail rates to their highest level in a year. Oil companies late last night hiked petrol price by Rs 2.58 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.26 a litre.