Kolkata: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a public rally in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a protest march in north Bengal’s Siliguri against rise in domestic LPG cylinder prices on Sunday.
Seeking a reduction in LPG prices, the CM said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is “looting” people by regularly hiking LPG prices.
“Women have been hit the hardest and I am disgusted at the Centre’s lack of intent to cut taxes and lessen their burden. In protest, today I took out an all-women michhil at Siliguri,” Mamata was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
According to Mamata, “poribortan” (change) will happen in Delhi, not in West Bengal. “PM Modi said there is no security for women in Bengal but look at UP, Bihar and other BJP-ruled states, women can’t step out even after 3 p.m. Women are safe in Bengal,” the CM said.
Reiterating Trinamool’s much popular ‘Khela Hobe’ slogan, Mamata said that her party was up for it. “I am ready to play one-on-one…If the BJP wants to buy votes, take the money and cast your vote for TMC,” she said.