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LF wants Mamata to write to PM demanding price hike roll-back

The Left Front on Sunday criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for not writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding withdrawal of hike in the prices of petroleum products and announced protest-programmes.

kolkata Updated: Jun 26, 2011 19:31 IST

The Left Front on Sunday criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for not writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding withdrawal of hike in the prices of petroleum products and announced protest-programmes.

"Banerjee must write to Prime Minister for withdrawal of the price hike and just expressing opposition to it in the media will not do," Front chairman Biman Bose told reporters.

After a meeting of the Left Front to discuss the hike, Bose said, "Despite announcing withdrawal of state cess on LPG cylinders, people will still have to pay Rs 34 more for each cylinder."

Bose said that the Front would take up several protest-programmes in different parts of West Bengal demanding a roll-back of the price hike.

"On July 11, the Front will hold dharnas in front of all central government offices in Kolkata and district headquarters," he said.

Apart from this, Left trade unions would hold protest rallies and submit deputations to governor M K Narayanan and the chief minister, Bose said.