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Congress stages protest demanding Nagaland government to roll back Covid-19 cess on petrol, diesel

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 29, 2020 5:50 pm
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Members of NPYC put up banner at a petrol pump in protest against petrol and diesel price hike in Kohima on June 29.

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Kohima, June 29 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) on Monday demanded the state government to roll back the Covid-19 cess on petrol and diesel, while staging a protest in Kohima.

The stir was part of the Indian National Congress’ nationwide protest against rising fuel price during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing journalists at Congress Bhavan in Kohima, the president of NPYC, Vilhousielie Kenguruse, said that the state government’s decision to levy cess on petrol and diesel at this time of crisis was “irrational”.

He said that continuous price hike in petrol and diesel imposed by the central and state government is a cruel decision against the common people.

“What do Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party government have against the common people of the nation? Why is every action of theirs a punishment for the Indian people?” he questioned.

The NPYC president urged the central and state government to “immediately” roll back the price hike in petrol and diesel in the interest of the public. He further appealed to “stop looting common people”.

Kenguruse also asked the Kohima Municipal Council and the Kohima administration to look into the price of the essential commodities in Kohima, as essential commodities are “very high” in the capital.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 29, 2020 5:50:13 pm