TMC to go for state-wide protest against fuel price hike
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress and Trinamool Youth Congress will stage a statewide protest against the abrupt increase of petrol and diesel prices.
It may be mentioned that the petrol and diesel prices touched an all-time high and it has shoot up in the past nine days. There will be a protest march from Subodh Mullick Square to Park Street on Friday and it will be organised by Trinamool Youth Congress.
In districts, the protest rallies will be taken out on Saturday and Sunday.
Partha Chatterjee, Secretary General of Trinamool Congress, said on Wednesday: "Trinamool Youth Congress will organise a protest rally from Subodh Mullick Square till Park Street on Friday against rising fuel prices. Party workers from all frontal organisations will participate in the rally."
In the same breath he said: "Protest marches will be held in every district on Saturday (May 26) and Sunday (May 27) against surging fuel prices."
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted on May 20 in this connection: "We are very concerned about the rising prices of petrol and diesel. This will certainly affect prices all around. Common people, farmers and many will suffer."
A day after her tweet, there was a protest rally in Hooghly in this connection and common people had joined.
Now, the party and its youth wing are going to organise the protest rallies all across the state.
It may be recalled that Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee had tweeted on Tuesday: "As we witness the magic of #AccheDin on this momentous occasion, Petrol turns 80 and Diesel turns 70. Please do send in your good wishes to their custodians for being so generous and sincere in raising the two."
It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress took several steps against anti-people decisions of the Centre and it was on April 1, Chief Minister criticised the Centre for the hike in petrol and diesel prices. The protest rallies have been organised as the hike in prices would soon leave an impact on the prices of essential goods and common people will get unnecessarily harassed.