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Arunachal Cong writes to Prez over hike in fuel price, essential commodities

In its memorandum, the APCC wrote, "There is a wider shock and concern among the citizens of the nation over the repeated and unjust increases in petrol and diesel prices and other

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Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of Congress has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to direct the Centre to immediately roll back the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and other essential commodities.
The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in a memorandum submitted to the Rashtrapati Bhavan through Governor’s office on Monday, has also requested the President to ask the BJP-led Central government to reconsider the excessive charging of excise duty to provide relief to already suffering consumers in this time of Covid pandemic and economic slowdown.
In its memorandum, the APCC wrote, “There is a wider shock and concern among the citizens of the nation over the repeated and unjust increases in petrol and diesel prices and other
essential commodities. The extortionate increases have been inflicted on the
people by the Central government at a time when they are facing
unprecedented economic challenges on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“Due to the draconian policies of the BJP government at the Centre, in last two months alone, fuel prices hiked on 29 occasions. In more than 150 cities, prices of petrol have crossed Rs100 per litre. Similarly, every household item has seen quantum jumping prices,” it said.
In a separate memorandum to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the APCC has urged the state government to immediately reduce the state share of excessive freight charges, excise duty and VAT on petrol, diesel.
The state unit of the grand-old party also requested to immediately restart the Kimin LPG bottling plant and commission a new LPG bottling plant in eastern and other parts of Arunachal Pradesh, to ensure regular supply of cylinders.

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