Jamshedpur, Nov 13: Jharkhand is facing a potato crisis after West Bengal stopped its supply to neighbouring states to maintain its prices.
Nearly 100 potato-laden trucks have been halted at the West Bengal as they are not being allowed to enter Jharkhand. As a result, potato prices have gone up from Rs.15 per kg to Rs.25 per kg in Jharkhand.
Irritated with the decision Members of Purvi Singhbhum Zila Congress Committee headed by District President Jitendar Singh today burnt effigy of Mamta Banerjee at Sahid Khudiram Bose Chowk in Mango and shouted slogans against her.
The members demanded resignation from Mamta Banerjee and said that the Bengal government should be ripped off. On the occasion Sudhir Sharma, Rajendar Singh, Shambhu Sharma, Mohis Anwar, Annu, Asgar, Bablu, Javed, AMin, Shahnawaz, Kaushik and several others were present.