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Mamata Banerjee criticizes GoI over fuel price hike, accuses BJP of ‘looting’ people

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. [File Photo]

New Delhi: Hitting out at the Government of India over hike in domestic gas and fuel prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP-led government of “looting” the common people.

She also accused the Narendra Modi government of engineering communal disturbances to divert people’s attention from issues affecting them such as price rise.

“The Centre is looting the common people by hiking prices of domestic gas, petrol and diesel It’s an anti-people government. They have earned over Rs 17 lakh crore by raising fuel and gas prices,” Banerjee claimed at a Trinamool Congress programme at Medinipur College grounds in Mindapore West Bengal, PTI reported.

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