Business 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 choice was taken at a gathering of the Meghalaya Joint Motion Committee of Business 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 angle 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 advised reporters after the assembly.
Business autos have remained off the street from February three, to protest in opposition to the rising petrol and diesel costs.
“We demand that the federal government instantly scale back the costs of petrol and diesel as this may finally deal with the skyrocketing costs of important commodities, which has affected the frequent man to a bigger extent,” Jyrwa stated.
“Our demand shouldn’t be 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. Other than this, we additionally need a 50 per cent discount within the car taxes in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown interval,” he added.
The state authorities had earlier this week diminished tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre.