Massive TMC rally leads to egg scarcity in Kolkata

first_imgA massive Trinamool Congress (TMC) rally that took place in Kolkata on Saturday has left the city with a scarcity of eggs as well as an increase in its price.Egg supply has taken a hit as the rally had lakhs of supporters pouring in from across the state to hear TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s message to them.In order to maintain the food supply for these supporters, TMC leaders had ordered lakhs of eggs from the market to ensure that the massive number of supporters had protein-rich food with the least possible effort.However, this has now caused a supply crunch, especially in Kolkata.Wholesalers are worried about rising prices which could lead to a steep fall in their business.”There’s no supply in the market and we are facing a severe crisis right now. In two or three days the price has risen up by 1 to 2 rupees. There is an extreme crisis right now. There are less supply and less income right now. People are eating but right now it is selling for six rupees a piece. Earlier it was five rupees. There’s less supply in the market,” said Sankat Shaw, a wholesaler from South Kolkata Market.The price per crate has gone up from Rs 155 to Rs 190 in just three days and the bare minimum increase per egg is now Re 1 and Rs 2.TMC MLA Sujit Bose had taken the lead by arranging eggs for supporters who were staying in Milan Mela ground and had come from North Bengal and other parts of the state.advertisementFormer sports minister Madan Mitra said, “Our party supporters come from far-flung areas and take all the pains for us, so it is our duty to give them the best possible protein filled healthy food… So, eggs and other meals for them this time.”The party had made a successful presentation with its supporters and took seemingly good care too…however it is the aam aadmi of the city that is paying a higher price.Also read: Mamata Banerjee hits out at BJP, says we are living under Hitler regimeAlso read: Former BJP MP Chandan Mitra, 4 Congress MLAs join TMCWatch: West Bengal syndicate exposed, TMC leaders stunning confession caught on cameralast_img

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