It may be noted that domestic cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder on Saturday. This was the second increase in the last couple of months.
Kolkata: Hours after announcing a hike of Rs 50 in the price of a domestic LPG cylinder, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the central government is ‘tormenting’ the people of the country by increasing fuel and cooking gas prices on a regular basis. The West Bengal CM said that the BJP-ruled government in centre is conducting a “great Indian loot” by announcing hikes in the prices of essential commodities, petrol, diesel, LPD, etc.
“The Union government must immediately stop tormenting the people of India! By repeatedly increasing fuel prices, LPG prices & prices of essential commodities, @BJP4India is actually conducting a ‘GreatIndianLoot’. People are being fooled. Sad to see the media silent & blind,” Banerjee said on Twitter.
It may be noted that domestic cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder on Saturday. This was the second increase in the last couple of months. With the latest hike, domestic cooking cylinders will be available at a price of Rs 999 while the same will be available at a price of Rs 1,026 per in Kolkata.
Reacting over the allegation, West Bengal BJP leaders said that to bring prices under control, Mamata Banerjee should bring petrol and diesel in GST. They said that the Centre is monitoring the global situation and taking every possible step to check spiraling fuel prices and other commodities.