Left Parties Coordination Committee Manipur stages protest against fuel price hike

The nationwide protest against fuel price hike has been conducted since Wednesday last and will continue till June 30.

L Sotinkumar (PHOTO: IFP)

As part of the nationwide protest fortnight, the Left Parties Coordination Committee, Manipur staged a protest near Ningthem Pukhri on Saturday. The coordination committee included Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and All India Forward Bloc (AIFB).

The nationwide protest has been conducted since Wednesday last and will continue till June 30.

Speaking during the protest, CPI state secretary L Sotinkumar alleged that the current price hike in petrol and diesel is made by the present Modi-led NDA government and state government.

CPI (M) Manipur secretary, Ksh Shanta said that if the centre and state government reduce the tax charged in excise and value added tax (VAT) for petrol and diesel then the prices could be reduced to Rs 65 and Rs 50 per litre respectively.

Later, CPI (M) secretariat member Sarat Salam raised slogans saying ‘Roll Back Petroleum Products Price Hikes’, ‘Control Prices of Essential Commodities and Drugs’ and ‘Waive Excise Duty and VAT by Central and State Government’.

First Published:June 19, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

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