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NPCC flays Govt on price rise

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 13: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) censured the State Government over its failure to control the “rocketing prices of essential commodities in Nagaland”.

In a press release, NPCC president K Therie said citing shortage and “no stock” by business houses due to lockdown and panic buying, random price hike on essential commodities is taking a heavy toll on the public.
“Price control has slipped out of the Government’s mind which has failed to control surging prices because they can afford and live a life of royal luxury forgetting the poor who cannot even afford an increase of Rs.10/- per kg,” it said, while alleging that the wholesalers and retailers are looting the poor citizens in the name of shortage and less stock.
“Besides this, we are paying taxes to 11 Governments through wholesalers and retailers on all imported goods. We are even paying taxes to neighbour insurgents. We pay to police in all the gates and other Government agencies including Taxes, Forest, Excise, Geology and Mining, etc.”
Therie stated that every sensible nation has an independent pricing commission headed by a Judge or economist. “MRP is determined by this commission. Price offences are criminal acts against the citizens,” he said.

Stating that the Government should be a welfare Government for the people, not a party Government or for the privileged few, the NPCC added, “Sustaining the economy of the common people and facilitating the growth of economy is the responsibility of a welfare Government.” (Page News Service)