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Mamata brings anti-FDI war to Jantar Mantar

Last updated on: October 1, 2012 11:21 IST

Mamata brings anti-FDI war to Jantar Mantar

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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will on Monday lead a party demonstration at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to urge the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government to withdraw its decisions relating to FDI in multi-brand retail, cap on subsidised LPG and diesel price hike.
 
A miffed Trinamool Congress chief had on Sunday said that the demonstration was part of her party's resolve to show solidarity with the ''aam aadmi'' or the common man who has been hurt by the new economic reforms announced by the Centre.
 
"This is not a dharna, but a protest rally in which Mukul Roy and our lawmakers would be participating. I have not brought anyone from West Bengal; only the locals and the party activists would participate in this protest over issues distressing common man," she said.

Banerjee had earlier requested all to join her in the democratic demonstration.

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"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 must reconsider," Banerjee had earlier said in a post on Facebook
 
Asserting that the fight for the cause of common people continues with the help of ''Maa, Mati, Manush'' throughout the country, Banerjee said: "I am thankful to all of you for supporting our persistent protest against the unethical decisions on price hike of diesel, restriction of LPG cylinders, increase in fertilizer prices and permission of FDI in retail, which are not in the interest of the common people."
 
"On October 1, we, on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress, will be organizing a demonstration at Jantar Mantar at New Delhi. We all will be present to highlight these issues and request the central government to withdraw the anti-people decisions," she added.
 
The TMC had pulled out of the Congress-led UPA government over big-ticket economic reforms, reducing the coalition to a minority government and bringing even more instability to an already volatile political landscape.




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Source: ANI