Mamata Banerjee rides an electric scooter to protest the fuel price hike

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Protesting against a fuel price hike, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rode pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna from her residence at Kalighat in Kolkata

With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, Mamata Banerjee sat behind a Trinamool Congress leader who rode the battery-powered electric scooter. Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee said, “There was demonetisation, and now fuel prices are rising.

Modi government is selling everything in the country. From Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to coal everything in the country is being sold. This is an anti-people, anti-youth and anti-farmer government.”
Over a period of time, the prices of petrol and diesel have increased sharply in the country.
Opposition parties have held protests in different parts of the country over the fuel price rise.