ITANAGAR, SEP 9: The State Unit of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) staged a peaceful protest against the steepest-ever hike in petrol/diesel price and other essential commodities here at Indira Gandhi Park demanding reduction of fuel prices.
“The biggest-ever increase in petrol price is affecting the common man with price hikes of all essential commodities”, President BMS Ringu Chapo said while speaking to reporters here on Thursday.
Opposing the steepest-ever hike in petroleum products price, BMS demanded the state government to bring the price of the same under GST Act (Under one nation one taxation), which eventually will curb the increase in price of essential commodities.
The unit also demanded to stop the black-marketing of petroleum products happening in every corner of the state.
A representation has been sent to the central government through district and state government to pay compensation to the workers community by increasing their remuneration in both private and public sectors. The inflation in prices of essential commodities including petrol and diesel in the state in particular and nation as a whole has already hit the farmers and daily wage earners.
GoI and the state government must implement strict price control orders, said BMS State secretary Tadung Yangfo.
To make a self -sufficient state/country for edible oils, pulses and others, the government should curb the prices of food items, he added.
They also demand to abolish the system of increasing the price of petroleum and other products and to display the price of products on the consumer’s packet along with GST applicable.
“If state government fails to address our demands, we will go for further democratic movement”, BMS President further said.