Trinamool holds protest demonstrations across Bengal, common people join in
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress organised protests over the hike in the price of petrol and diesel at different parts of the state, including Birbhum, on Wednesday.
It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress MP and President of the party's youth wing, Abhishek Banerjee, had protested against the abnormal hike in the prices of petrol and diesel on Tuesday, at Gandhi statue in Kolkata.
On Wednesday, Trinamool Congress workers held rallies at different places, protesting against the same.
It may be recalled that it was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was the first to raise her voice protesting against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. She had tweeted stating that the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel would also lead to an increase in the prices of essential commodities. Common people also participated in the protest rallies held in different parts of the state. At many places, local people and party supporters staged sit-in-demonstrations and shouted slogans against the BJP government at the Centre for "its indifference" in this connection. They demanded immediate intervention of the Centre to ensure a drop in the prices of petrol and diesel. It may be mentioned that with prices of diesel remaining high for almost two weeks now, the cost of essential goods are now starting to go up.
The truck owners have expressed their helplessness in continuing to transport goods at previous rates and have started charging high as the fuel prices have gone up.
"Automatically, the cost of all sorts of goods is going up and common people have to suffer for the same," said Puspa Naskar, who sells vegetables at a local market in the city.
She further said the increase in the prices of fuel will also affect their business, as the sale of goods will go down with increase in prices.