Last updated on: September 8, 2018 at 11:47 pm IST
Dimapur, September 8: Considering the unreasonable daily rise in prices of petroleum products which have not only placed a heavy burden upon the public, but put their livelihood in acute danger, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) along with the rest of the country will hold a peaceful and voluntary Bharat bandh on September 10.
The State Congress party invited all like-minded political parties and NGOs to support the call of Bharat bandh demanding to bring petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST which will reduce prices by at least Rs 10-15 per litre.
The NPCC also appealed for reduction of VAT and Central Excise which has increased since May 2014 by 443.06% on diesel, by 211.7% on petrol and on LPG, to ease the burden on the common man.
The Congress appealed for active participation of public from all sections of society in the peaceful and voluntary bandh and to send a clear message to GoI that the suffering of the people has reached its zenith by voluntary closure of shops from 9 am to 3 pm. (Page News Service)