The DYCSH workers assembled at IT Road in Kangpokpi town and took out a rally, raising slogans against the fuel price hike, along the Imphal-Tamenglong Road.
IFP Editorial: Somebody had to raise the issue of price hike in petrol and diesel as it is connected with transportation costs of essential items and everything under the sun. And it is what the Congress has been doing as an opposition party and Manipur Congress happened to be a part of it.
As most of the commercial vehicles are run by diesel, prices of essential commodities is likely to soar under high transportation charges as a result of fuel price hike..
The state government needs to revisit the revision of the VAT expeditiously so that the procedures laid down in the law is strictly followed.
Joykumar was replying to queries raised by opposition MLA Surjakumar Okram during the question hour of the ongoing budget session of the House.
The NPP termed the fuel price hike as "anti-people".
"Amid the pandemic, the people across the country have been suffering due to the outbreak of COVID-19. On the other hand, the BJP government has hiked the price of petrol and diesel."
"Despite the price of crude oil per barrel decreasing to 34.63 US dollars, the increase in price of petrol and diesel consecutively for 19 days has added more woes to the poor farmers of the country."
Instead of helping the people, especially the poor, PM Modi and his government continue to give hardship to the people of India by not only raising fuel rates daily but also refusing to share benefits of lower crude oil prices with people,” president of the MPYC, Richard M Marak said.