West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed concern over the rising fuel prices across the country.

“Fuel prices are increasing again and again. All are being badly affected: agriculture, transport and common people are being forced to bear burden,” she said in a tweet.

The Bengal CM also urged the Centre to take measures to control the surge.

“In spite of the grim situation, why isn’t the Central Govt taking any serious steps to find a solution? They need to act,” Banerjee, who is also supremo of the ruling Trinamool Congress, added.

The youth wing of her party had last week taken out rallies in several districts of the West Bengal to protest against the sharp rise in fuel prices.

Petrol prices in Kolkata had touched Rs 80.76. Along with Kolkata, prices in Mumbai and Chennai have already reached record levels. In Mumbai and Chennai, petrol was sold at Rs 85.93 and Rs 81.11 a litre, respectively, up from Rs 85.78 and Rs 80.95 per litre on Saturday.

While, in Delhi petrol price rose to Rs 78.12 from Rs 77.97 a litre on Saturday.

Opposition parties are severely criticising PM narendra Modi’s government for the surge in fuel prices.

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