CITU calls transport strike in West Bengal on Saturday

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CITU calls transport strike in West Bengal on Saturday
Kolkata:  The CITU has called a 24-hour transport strike in West Bengal on Saturday to protest against the Centre's decision to hike the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas.

"All transport, including goods and passenger vehicles, will go on strike state-wide tomorrow in protest against the Centre's decision to increase the prices of petroleum products," CITU state president Shyamal Chakraborty told reporters in Kolkata.

He said that trains will run and essential services will be kept outside the purview of the strike.
     
Chakraborty, a central committee member of the CPI(M), described Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to the price hike as a 'political bluff'.

"To bluff the people in the state, she has not attended the meeting of the Empowered Group of Ministers, which took the decision. Whether she attended the meeting or not, she has an understanding with the government on the price hike," he alleged.


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