360° Coverage : Railway fare hike anti-people: Mamata

Railway fare hike anti-people: Mamata

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.

Jan 10 2013, 8:32am CST | by

Railway fare hike anti-people: Mamata
Photo Credit: RAVEENDRAN, Getty Images

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.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Thailand Flagged from ICAO on Aviation Safety
Thailand Flagged from ICAO on Aviation Safety
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has given Thailand a red-flag for not handling safety concerns properly. But how can the nation rebuild a reputation?
 
 
Hillary Clinton looks for allies and harnesses in 2016 presidential campaign
Hillary Clinton looks for allies and harnesses in 2016 presidential campaign
Hillary Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign on June 13 in New York City to a packed crowd. But did the politician promise anything new, or is this a rehash of 2008?
 
 
Hundreds of Migrant Bodies Found in Malaysian Mass Graves
Hundreds of Migrant Bodies Found in Malaysian Mass Graves
Contrary to previous official Malaysian statements, human traffickers and migrant bodies have been discovered near detention camps. International pressure mounts as the truth is revealed to the world.
 
 
Hillary Clinton Talks SCOTUS Nominees
Hillary Clinton Talks SCOTUS Nominees
The presidential-hopeful told a group of supports what she's looking for in potential SCOTUS nominees.