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TMC to take to streets against train fare hike

TMC leader Mukul Roy feels the hike in rail fare was "anti-people"

Probal Basak  |  Kolkata 

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Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, today expectedly critcised the Centre for hike in railway fare.

Senior leader Mukul Roy, said the hike in rail fare  was “anti-people”. Describing the government, of which TMC was part of few months back, as a "minority government", he asked other political parties as well  to come forward to protest the fare hike.

“This is unfortunate. We strongly protest against such hike in rail fare. I was in railway ministry. I can say this is unnecessary, anti-people,” Roy said. TMC has also decided to hit the roads to register its protest against the fare hike.

Another TMC MP and spokesperson of the party tweeted saying, “Pre-budget price hikes old and dishonest Congress tactic. When budget comes it will be window-dressed as people-friendly.”

Union Railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced an across-the-board hike in fares of all classes from midnight of January 21 ranging from 2 to 10 paise per kilometre and said that there would not be any hike at the time of the Railway Budget.

TMC to take to streets against train fare hike

TMC leader Mukul Roy feels the hike in rail fare was "anti-people"

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, today expectedly critcised the Centre for hike in railway fare.

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, today expectedly critcised the Centre for hike in railway fare.

Senior leader Mukul Roy, said the hike in rail fare  was “anti-people”. Describing the government, of which TMC was part of few months back, as a "minority government", he asked other political parties as well  to come forward to protest the fare hike.

“This is unfortunate. We strongly protest against such hike in rail fare. I was in railway ministry. I can say this is unnecessary, anti-people,” Roy said. TMC has also decided to hit the roads to register its protest against the fare hike.

Another TMC MP and spokesperson of the party tweeted saying, “Pre-budget price hikes old and dishonest Congress tactic. When budget comes it will be window-dressed as people-friendly.”

Union Railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today announced an across-the-board hike in fares of all classes from midnight of January 21 ranging from 2 to 10 paise per kilometre and said that there would not be any hike at the time of the Railway Budget.

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