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Mamata comes to Delhi, to sit on dharna at Jantar Mantar

PTI [ Updated 30 Sep 2012, 09:39:36 ]
Mamata comes to Delhi, to sit on dharna at Jantar Mantar
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New Delhi/Kolkata, Sept 29: West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee arrived in the capital this evening alongwith her MPs and MLAs for a dharna on Monday at Jantar Mantar.



 
“Looting is on in the name of aam admi and reforms,”  Mamata Banerjee  said in her post on Facebook before boarding the plane for Delhi.  

The dharna will be held to  protest the UPA government’s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel  and LPG prices.

“Reforms are meant to usher development for the people. Now-a-days, the trend is whenever any anti-people decision is taken, it is taken in the name of reforms,” Banerjee said in her post in Facebook.

Her comments came shortly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh indicated that the Centre may continue with the reforms process and expressed willingness to discuss issues with the allies.

“We will do what is good for the country... reforms are not one-off process,” he said in Delhi.

Six Trinamool Congress central ministers had submitted their resignations on September 21 to the Prime Minister in protest against allowing FDI in retail, diesel price hike and the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders.  

The party had also submitted a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee formally withdrawing TMC’s support to the UPA II government.

Senior party leader and former union minister of state for Urban Development Saugata Roy told PTI that all the party MPs are supposed to take part at the dharna at Jantar Mantar on Monday.

Referring to the Finance Ministry’s decision to levy service tax on air conditioned passenger coaches and freight services fares in Railways from October 1, he said it would further burden the people after the decisions on hiking price of diesel, restriction on subsidised LPG cylinders, increase in fertiliser prices and permission to FDI in retail.


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