Mamata Banerjee travels in electric scooty to Nabanna protesting fuel price hike
Kolkata/IBNS: In a unique, symbolic protest against the fuel price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday travelled in an electric two-wheeler to her office Nabanna.
Banerjee was seen sitting in the backseat of an electric scooty which was driven by her colleague in the government, Firhad Hakim.
The ruling Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim were seen wearing helmets.
After reaching Nabanna, Banerjee told the media, "Narendra Modi is fooling and looting people. There is a hike in petrol, diesel prices. Kerosene is not available adequately. The prices of fuel have skyrocketed.
"Modi government is selling this country. Modi and Amit Shah are selling BSNL, SAIL, Coal sector. We want this government to go. We don’t want this government to continue."
Attacking the Prime Minister for renaming the Motera Stadium as Narendra Modi Stadium, the Chief Minister said, "They are changing all names. Don’t know when they would change the names of roads and this country."
Banerjee also said she would return home in the electric scooty in the evening.
In Kolkata, the petrol price is Rs. 91.12 and the cost of diesel Rs. 84.20 on Thursday.
In several cities, the fuel prices have hiked to above Rs. 100 causing trouble to the common people.