NPYC joins nationwide protest against fuel price hike

NPYC president Vilhousilie Kenguruse and others during poster campaign against fuel price hike in Kohima on June 29. (Morung Photo)
NPYC president Vilhousilie Kenguruse and others during poster campaign against fuel price hike in Kohima on June 29. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | June 29


The Congress party in Nagaland today joined the Indian National Congress' nationwide protest against the rising price of petrol and diesel in the country.


In the state capital Kohima, Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) launched a poster/banner campaign and appealed the central and state government to roll back the cess on transport fuel, in the interest of the people.


NPYC president Vilhousilie Kenguruse told media persons that the NPYC had put up banners in all the petrol pumps in and around Kohima, in protest against the fuel price hike.


The NPYC condemned the ‘irrational act’ of the state government in levying cess on petrol and diesel at this time of COVID-19 pandemic and urged the government to roll back the same.


Kenguruse termed the continuous price hike in petrol and diesel as a “cruel decision” and against the interest of the common public.


 “Due to price hike in petroleum, common people are suffering like anything because of price rise in essential commodities,” he said. Further, it appealed the central and state government to “stop looting” the common people and roll back petroleum price hike.


Meanwhile, NPYC president urged Kohima Deputy Commissioner and Kohima Municipal Council to look into the price rise of essential commodities in the market.


He said that the high price of diesel and petrol has resulted in the price rise of the essential commodities.