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Railway fare hike anti-people: Mamata

Jan 10 2013, 8:32am CST | by

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Opposing the railway fare hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has dubbed it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical to raise it before the general budget.

Kolkata, Jan 10 — Opposing the railway fare hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has dubbed it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical to raise it before the general budget...

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Railway fare hike anti-people: Mamata

Jan 10 2013, 8:32am CST | by

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Opposing the railway fare hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has dubbed it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical to raise it before the general budget.

Kolkata, Jan 10 — Opposing the railway fare hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has dubbed it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical to raise it before the general budget.

"Railway fare for all classes has been increased on an average by 20 percent today. In the last budget there was an increase of about 8 percent in AC first and AC second classes only.

"Today's decision... is anti-people. Budget is coming next month. Is it ethical to increase fare before budget? It is too much. We do not agree," Banerjee, also Trinamool Congress president, said in a post on her Facebook page.

Attacking the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, she said recently it has raised prices of "many essential commodities, be it LPG gas cylinder, diesel, petrol, fertilizers etc."

"What else is left out? It is time for the UPA govt to be left out," she added.

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