Petrol price cut a positive step: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she was happy that the Centre had decreased the price of petrol.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee, who had threatened that her Trinamool
Congress would quit the UPA if the prices of petro products
were raised again, on Tuesday said she was happy that the Centre
had decreased the price of petrol.

Reacting to the reduction in price of petrol price by
Rs 2.22 a litre for the first time in three years, Banerjee
told reporters, "We are happy. Thanks to them. It is a
positive step."

Stating that she had been urging that prices of petro
products in the country should be decreased when there was
a drop in international prices, she said "I have been
repeatedly advocating this for quite a long time."

Banerjee, who is the Trinamool Congress chief, said
that her party had appealed to the Centre to ensure that there
was no price hike of diesel, LPG and kerosene.

PTI

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