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Naga Council Dimapur demands rollback of Covid cess

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By EMN Updated: Sep 21, 2020 11:41 pm
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Dimapur, Sep.21 (EMN): The Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD), Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF), GB’s (Sadar) Union under the banner of Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) have extended their support to the ultimatum served by Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) to the state government to revoke Covid -19 cess on petrol and diesel.

In a press update, the civil society organisations have demanded ‘immediate abrogation of the matter in the state, since the Covid -19 cess on petrol and diesel by the state government has unjustifiably increased the prices of every item across the state, affecting everyone especially the common people in general.’

Despite the appeals and demands from various civil society and students bodies on the issue to revoke cess on petrol and diesel, the state government has ‘remained adamant which is nothing short of an attempt by the state government adding salt to the injury, when the entire general public is reeling under this crisis,’ it read.

It urged the state government to immediately abrogate the cess ‘else the civil society organisation shall no longer tolerate and remain a mute spectator,’ it added.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 21, 2020 11:41:30 pm