West Bengal polls

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address his first election rally post announcement of poll schedule in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a ‘padayatra’ to protest against the steep hike in fuel prices, including LPG cylinders.

Claiming that LPG cylinders would soon be beyond the reach of common man, the TMC chief said, “We need to organise massive demonstrations to make our voices heard.”

“Many of those taking part in the rally will carry empty LPG cylinders to mark the protest,” she added.

On Sunday, Banerjee set the tone for the day early with an attack on the issue on Twitter at 10.45 am.

“BJP is looting people by regularly hiking LPG prices. Women have been hit the hardest & I’m disgusted at Centre’s lack of intent to cut taxes & lessen their burden. In protest, today I’ll be leading an all women michil at Siliguri. REDUCE LPG PRICES NOW! #IndiaAgainstLPGLoot,” she wrote.

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