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Cooking gas cylinder price to reach Rs 2,000 if BJP returns to power: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

The CM also gave an ultimatum to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to complete building houses under the Awas Yojana by April-end, claiming that otherwise, her government would start constructing them from May

PTI Jhargram Published 29.02.24, 03:29 PM
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a government programme, at Khatra in Bankura district

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a government programme, at Khatra in Bankura district PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that if the BJP returns to power at the Centre, the government would hike the price of each cooking gas cylinder to Rs 2,000.

The chief minister was addressing a gathering at a government programme here in Jhargram district.

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"If the BJP wins the elections, they may hike prices of the cooking gas cylinder to Rs 1,500 or Rs 2,000. Then again, we will have to go back to the old practice of collecting wood to light a fire," Banerjee said.

She also gave an ultimatum to the BJP-led central government to complete building houses under the Awas Yojana by April-end, claiming that otherwise, her government would start constructing them from May.

The Trinamool Congress supremo, however, remained silent on the arrest of party leader Shajahan Sheikh, accused of sexual atrocities on women and land grab in Sandeshkhali area.

Sheikh was arrested early on Thursday.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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