TMC condemns fuel price hike, Mamata slams BJP for ‘tormenting’ people – ThePrint

Calcutta (West Bengal) [India]May 7 (ANI): Trinamool Congressman Sukhendu Sekhar Ray on Saturday condemned rising fuel prices and urged other parties to join TMC’s inflation protest.

Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said, “The way the BJP government raises fuel and LPG prices has become problematic for ordinary people. This caused the price of everything to rise. We condemn this cost increase. Our party protests. Other parties should also join us.

The price of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder has been increased by Rs 50. The second such overhaul in less than two months, the increase pushes the price of a domestic cooking gas cylinder to more from Rs 1,000 in Chennai and Kolkata, while raising it to Rs999.50 in Delhi and Mumbai.

Earlier this month, the price of commercial LPG cylinders was raised. On May 1, the price of a 19 kilogram commercial LPG cylinder was increased from Rs 102.50, to Rs 2355.50.

“The government is bankrupt and has taken $17 million from the public over the past two years due to rising fuel prices,” Sukhendu Sekhar Ray said.

Reacting to rising LPG prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized the central government for “tormenting” the Indian people by “repeatedly raising the price” of fuel and raw materials.

According to the Bengal CM, the Bharatiya Janata Party is carrying out “a great Indian plunder” while the media are silent spectators.

Taking to Twitter, Mamata Banerjee wrote, “The Union Government must immediately STOP TORMENTING the people of India! By repeatedly increasing #fuel prices, #LPG prices and #essentials prices, @BJP4India is actually leading a #GreatIndianLoot. PEOPLE ARE DUPES. Sad to see the SILENT AND BLIND media.

Recently, on May 1, oil marketing companies organized more than 5,000 LPG panchayats on the occasion of Ujjwala Diwas, where, apart from sharing experiences, aiming at safe and sustainable use of LPG, all efforts have been made to maximize customer registration.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is a step towards social inclusion by providing free LPG connection to every BPL household. The program was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 1, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

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