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Mamata Banerjee Rides Electric Scooter to State Secretariat to Protest Fuel Price Rise

The West Bengal chief minister rode pillion in an electric scooter driven by Bengal Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim.

Kolkata: In a unique protest against fuel price hike, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode pillion on an electric scooter to state secretariat Nabanna.

Banerjee was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter.

With a placard protesting against the petrol price hike hanging around her neck, helmet-clad Banerjee waved at people on both sides of the road during the five-km-long journey from Hazra More to the state secretariat.

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After reaching Nabanna, Banerjee slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying, “We are protesting against the fuel price hike. The Modi government only makes false promises. They have done nothing to bring down fuel prices. You can see the difference in petrol prices when the Modi government came to power and now.” She added, “Modi and Shah are selling the country. This is an anti-people’s government.”

The TMC chief also criticised the BJP government for renaming the Sardar Patel Stadium, popularly known as the Motera stadium, in Ahmedabad after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.