Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession in the city on Saturday to mount pressure on the central government to roll back the petrol price hike.
Banerjee will walk a distance of seven km from Jadavpur to Hazra Crossing in South Kolkata around 5 pm, Trinamool sources said.
Her decision to hit the road is being interpreted in political circles as an effort to force the central government to announce a partial rollback and not to concede any political space to her arch-rival, the Left Front, which is also planning an agitation on the issue.
Trinamool, the second-largest partner in the ruling United Progressive Alliance, had taken out a large procession on Thursday to demand the withdrawal of the hike.
The procession was led by Railway Minister Mukul Roy.