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Mamata to lead protest against FDI on Oct 1

IANS  Kolkata, September 24, 2012
First Published: 15:11 IST(24/9/2012) | Last Updated: 15:14 IST(24/9/2012)

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a demonstration at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Oct 1 against the UPA government's decision to hike diesel price, restrict subsidised LPG cylinders and allow FDI in multi-band retail.

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In a post on social networking site Facebook on Monday, Banerjee also criticised the increase in fertiliser prices and vowed that her party will continue its fight "for the cause of common people with the help of 'Maa, Mati, Manush' throughout the country".

"On Oct 1, we, on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress, will be organising a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. We will highlight these issues and request the Central government to withdraw its anti-people decisions," she said.

Appealing to people to join the demonstration, Banerjee called for a united battle.

"Let us fight the battle boldly and unitedly. In a democracy, people are supreme. Our voice is the voice of the people. We must raise our voice, so that the government is forced to reconsider," she said.

Miffed over the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's decision to hike diesel price and allow FDI, the Trinamool Congress Friday withdrew support to the ruling coalition at the centre, reducing it to a minority in the 545-seat Lok Sabha.

However, the Congress has the outside support of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party to sail past the magic figure of 273.


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