Howrah (West Bengal):
Mamata Banerjee Nearly Falls While Driving Electric Scooter In Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has nearly fallen while driving an electric scooter in Howrah on Thursday.
Ms Banerjee was riding an e-scooter to travel to her residence in Kalighat from state secretariat 'Nabanna' in Howrah as a mark of protest against the fuel price hike. However, she quickly regained her balance with the support of the security personnel and continued the ride.
Earlier today, Mamata Banerjee rode pillion on an electric scooter to reach Nabanna from her residence at Kalighat in Kolkata. With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, Ms Banerjee sat behind a Trinamool Congress leader who rode the battery-powered electric scooter.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ms Banerjee had said, "There was demonetisation, and now fuel prices are rising. Modi government is selling everything in the country. From Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to coal everything in the country is being sold. This is an anti-people, anti-youth and anti-farmer government."
Over a period of time, the prices of petrol and diesel have increased sharply in the country. Opposition parties have held protests in different parts of the country over the fuel price rise.
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