After withdrawing support from the Centre on issues such as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, frequent hikes in fuel prices and fertilizer subsidies, Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee will lead the charge when the party stages protests in New Delhi, she said on Monday.
Ms. Banerjee announced on her official Facebook page that the Trinamool would organise a demonstration at Jantar Mantar at 1 p.m. on October 1.
The party had initially planned to organise the protest in the capital on September 26, but it has now been rescheduled.
“Ms. Banerjee herself will address the protest demonstration,” senior Trinamool Congress leader and MP Sultan Ahmed said.
He said all Trinamool Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well as other senior leaders of the party will also be present.
Ms. Banerjee will also be present at a protest rally here on Tuesday, organised by a group of artists associated with the Trinamool.
The party has already announced that it would move a resolution in Parliament against the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail.
Mr. Ahmed said the party was “taking the issue to the national level” and it would be organising similar protests “in every corner of the country.”
Although considered to be a party from West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has been trying to create a presence in other States.
“I am thankful to all of you for supporting our persistent protest against the unethical decisions of price hike of diesel, restriction of LPG cylinders, increase in fertilizer prices and permission of FDI in retail, which are not in the interest of the common people…We will be present to highlight these issues and request the Central government to withdraw the anti-people decisions,” Ms. Banerjee wrote.
Ms. Banerjee said it was imperative that the people raise their voice so that the Centre would “reconsider” these decisions.