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Armymen at toll plazas: Mamata cries foul

Mamata Banerjee alleged army was deployed at two toll plazas at Palsit and Dankuni on NH2

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West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI
Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister on Thursday accused the Centre of creating a situation “worse than Emergency” by deploying army personnel at two on a national highway without informing her government. 

Talking to reporters at the state secretariat, she alleged army was deployed at two at and on NH2. 

“Army has been deployed at two without informing the state government. This is a very serious situation worse than Emergency,” she said. 

“It is an attack on the federal structure. We want to know the details. The chief secretary is writing to the Centre. Given an opportunity, I will talk to the President on the issue. Has Emergency been imposed in the country without declaration?” she asked.  “Army is our asset. We are proud of them. We requisition army in times of major disaster or communal flare up.” 

Prior to that rate was hiked on October 28 by Rs 1.5 per cylinder on account of hike in commission paid to dealers.

Rates went up by Rs 2.03 per cylinder on October 1 to Rs 427.09.

The government had earlier this month decided to take the diesel route for eliminating subsidies on LPG and kerosene.

Diesel price was deregulated in November 2014 after the previous UPA government effected 50 paise hikes every month to eliminate subsidies. 

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Armymen at toll plazas: Mamata cries foul

Mamata Banerjee alleged army was deployed at two toll plazas at Palsit and Dankuni on NH2

Mamata Banerjee alleged army was deployed at two toll plazas at Palsit and Dankuni on NH2
West Bengal Chief Minister on Thursday accused the Centre of creating a situation “worse than Emergency” by deploying army personnel at two on a national highway without informing her government. 

Talking to reporters at the state secretariat, she alleged army was deployed at two at and on NH2. 

“Army has been deployed at two without informing the state government. This is a very serious situation worse than Emergency,” she said. 

“It is an attack on the federal structure. We want to know the details. The chief secretary is writing to the Centre. Given an opportunity, I will talk to the President on the issue. Has Emergency been imposed in the country without declaration?” she asked.  “Army is our asset. We are proud of them. We requisition army in times of major disaster or communal flare up.” 

Prior to that rate was hiked on October 28 by Rs 1.5 per cylinder on account of hike in commission paid to dealers.

Rates went up by Rs 2.03 per cylinder on October 1 to Rs 427.09.

The government had earlier this month decided to take the diesel route for eliminating subsidies on LPG and kerosene.

Diesel price was deregulated in November 2014 after the previous UPA government effected 50 paise hikes every month to eliminate subsidies. 

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Armymen at toll plazas: Mamata cries foul

Mamata Banerjee alleged army was deployed at two toll plazas at Palsit and Dankuni on NH2

West Bengal Chief Minister on Thursday accused the Centre of creating a situation “worse than Emergency” by deploying army personnel at two on a national highway without informing her government. 

Talking to reporters at the state secretariat, she alleged army was deployed at two at and on NH2. 

“Army has been deployed at two without informing the state government. This is a very serious situation worse than Emergency,” she said. 

“It is an attack on the federal structure. We want to know the details. The chief secretary is writing to the Centre. Given an opportunity, I will talk to the President on the issue. Has Emergency been imposed in the country without declaration?” she asked.  “Army is our asset. We are proud of them. We requisition army in times of major disaster or communal flare up.” 

Prior to that rate was hiked on October 28 by Rs 1.5 per cylinder on account of hike in commission paid to dealers.

Rates went up by Rs 2.03 per cylinder on October 1 to Rs 427.09.

The government had earlier this month decided to take the diesel route for eliminating subsidies on LPG and kerosene.

Diesel price was deregulated in November 2014 after the previous UPA government effected 50 paise hikes every month to eliminate subsidies. 

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