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Mamata protests rise in price of fertiliser

October 11, 2012 21:28 IST

With the government on Thursday hiking retail prices of urea by Rs 50 to Rs 3,360 per tonne, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she has lost count of how many times the price has been raised and condemned it.

"It is very distressing to know that prices of fertilisers have been further increased. I have lost count of the number of times the prices of fertilisers have been enhanced during the UPA-II regime. I had voiced my protest against such increases every time," she said in a Facebook post.

"One after another – increase in diesel price, restriction in use of LPG cylinders, introduction of FDI in retail, in pension, in insurance etc, are only putting more and more burden on the common people," she said.

Condemning the hike, she said, "The increase of fertiliser prices will be affecting the poor farmers and also the common people. I strongly condemn this price rise.

"The so-called reforms are nothing but measures that would add woes and sufferings to the common people. Let us all protest," she said.

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