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Mamata to lead protest against FDI at Jantar Mantar on Oct 1

To urge Centre to withdraw decisions on FDI in retail, cap on subsidised LPG & diesel price hike

After snapping ties with UPA II, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool supremo is all set to take forward her opposition against the Centre's decisions to hike diesel price, restrict subsidised cylinders and allow foreign direct investment in multi-band retail, by leading a demonstration at Delhi's on Oct 1.

"On Oct 1, we, on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress, will be organising a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. We will highlight these issues and request the central to withdraw its anti-people decisions," Banerjee said in a post on Facebook.

"Let us fight the battle boldly and unitedly. In a democracy, people are supreme. Our voice is the voice of the people. We must raise our voice, so that the government is forced to reconsider," she added.

According to the TMC leaders, the demonstration was supposed to take place tomorrow, but it has been rescheduled on October 1 to ensure Banerjee's presence. All TMC MPs will also take part in protest at Jantar Mantar.

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