Mamata Slams Centre For Fuel Price Hike


Kolkata: With petrol and diesel prices sharply shooting up, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today hit out at the BJP-led central government for doing little to control the surge.

Banerjee said the Centre was only “talking” while the people were suffering due to the surge in fuel prices.

“Diesel/petrol prices are rising and rising and rising. People are suffering. Kitchens are burning. Government is only talking,” Banerjee said in a Twitter post.

Petrol prices today hit a four-year high of Rs 73.73 a litre while diesel rates touched an all-time high of Rs 64.58 in the national capital, renewing calls for the government to slash excise duty on oil import.