Mamata calls rail fare hike 'anti-people', asks govt if its ethical

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticised the hike in rail fare terming it 'anti-people' and questioned whether it was ethical for the government to do so before the budget.

hidden January 10, 2013 07:38:47 IST
Mamata calls rail fare hike 'anti-people', asks govt if its ethical

 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticised the hike in rail fare terming it "anti-people" and questioned whether it was ethical for the government to do so before the budget.

Mamata calls rail fare hike antipeople asks govt if its ethical

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"Railway fares for all classes have been increased on an average by 20 percent today. In the last budget there was an increased of about 8 percent in AC I and AC II," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.

"Today's decision of additional burden is anti-people. Budget is coming next month. Is it ethical to increase the
fare before the budget? It is too much, we do not agree," the former Railway minister said.

"In the recent times, the UPA government has raised prices of many essential commodities, be it LPG, diesel, petrol, fertiliser," she said.     "What else is left out?," an angry Banerjee asked.

 

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