Kolkata Jan 17 (Agencies): Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee is reportedly upset that she was not consulted before a decision regarding the latest hike in petrol prices by the government.

Trinamool Congress will on Monday hold statewide protest rallies and meetings to protest against the latest hike in petrol prices.

Divulging details about the party’s decision to hold rallies, Trinamool MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said, “The protests will continue on January 17 and January 18 since our party was not consulted before the hike in fuel prices were announced by the government.”

Meanwhile, CPI-M's trade union wing CITU has also announced a three-hour statewide transport strike from noon today to protest against the petrol price rise.

Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest fuel retailer, raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50 per litre and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) hiked rates by Rs 2.54 a litre. Bharat Petroleum Corp, the third state fuel retailer, raised the price by Rs 2.53 per litre.