Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi regarding the rising prices of petrol and diesel. In this, he demanded that the tax collected by the Center on petrol and diesel should be reduced. At the same time, CM Mamta appealed to PM Modi to look at the trend of inflation in the country.
CM Mamta wrote in her letter that in many states of the country, the price of petrol has crossed the hundred mark. Your government has increased the prices of petrol and diesel eight times since May 4, 2021. The prices have been increased six times in the month of June and four times in a week, it is shocking. Common people are worried about this increase.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Narendra Modi, requesting to ‘substantially’ reduce taxes charged by Central govt on petrol & diesel, and to ‘check the overall inflationary trend in the country’ pic.twitter.com/1e167Pelxc
— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2021
Mamta Banerjee also said in a letter to PM Modi that from the year 2014-15, your government, the government of India’s tax collection from oil and petroleum products has jumped by 370 percent. Showing sympathy towards the common people, the government of West Bengal has given a discount in the prices of both petrol and diesel.
TMC to protest in Bengal on 10th and 11th July
Mamta Banerjee wrote a letter to PM Modi at a time when her party announced a demonstration across the state against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and gas. The TMC announced that the party would hold demonstrations across Bengal on July 10 and 11 against the hike in prices.
On Monday, the price of one liter of petrol in Kolkata has gone up to Rs 99.84. Apart from this, recently the price of non-subsidized domestic LPG cylinder has also been increased by Rs 25. Partha Chatterjee, a minister in the Bengal government and former general secretary of TMC, said, “There will be a state-wide protest on July 10 and 11 from 11 am to 4 pm over the hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed.”
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