Industrial car operators in Meghalaya have threatened that they might go for an indefinite starvation strike if the state authorities selected to show a deaf ear on their demand for decreasing the costs of petrol and diesel. This determination was taken at a gathering of the Meghalaya Joint Motion Committee of Industrial Car (MJACCV) held right here on Saturday.
A 48-hour statewide agitation was additionally introduced to be held on February 15.
“If the federal government continues to be adamant in its perspective even after February 15, we can have no different choice however to go for an indefinite starvation strike in entrance of the secretariat,” chairman of the MJACCV Wandonbok Jyrwa informed reporters after the assembly.
Industrial autos have remained off the highway from February 3, to protest towards the rising petrol and diesel costs.
“We demand that the federal government instantly scale back the costs of petrol and diesel as this could finally tackle the skyrocketing costs of important commodities, which has affected the frequent man to a bigger extent,” Jyrwa stated.
“Our demand is just not for mountain climbing the passenger fare however for revising the passenger fare in case the federal government is hesitant to cut back the petrol and diesel costs. Aside from this, we additionally desire a 50 per cent discount within the car taxes throughout the COVID-19 lockdown interval,” he added.
The state authorities had earlier this week decreased tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre.