Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Manipur PCC, Youth Congress and NSUI Manipur unit today protested in front of the MPCC office in Imphal against the rise in price of fuel and failure of National Food Security Mission.
The protestors allege the Narendra Modi government for hiking the fuel price all over the state. They also alleged the Biren Singh government in Manipur for hike in fuel price as well as for failure of the food security mission.
Secretary, MPPCC, M. Subhaschandra Singh who also holds in-charge of Youth Congress, Manipur and NSUI, Manipur said, the price of petrol in Manipur after Karnatak election the price of petrol has gone up to Rs. 75 and that of diesel is Rs. 66 per litre. Cooking gas has also gone up to Rs. 875.
The public distribution items rice, sugar, kerosene under the food security mission meant for the poor have not been distributed for more than four months. Where have the items gone? Asked the secretary.
PPresident, Youth Congress, Manipur unit, Amir Hussain said, with the coming of BJP rule in India, since 2014 till 2016 the excise duties has increased nine times with petrol price increases by Rs. 11. 73 and diesel price to Rs.13.32. Public money more than Rs. 2,42,000 crores have been collected from petrol and Rs. 84 crores from diesel. It has in turn hiked the price of other goods and services. Just after the Karnatak election, the price of Petrol has reached to Rs. 85 per litre all over India, he added
We are protesting against this as we need a reply from the Prime Minister, Amir added.