Demonstration against rising prices of petrol and diesel

Various transport businessmen in the state demonstrated on Monday on the call of All India Motor Transport Congress to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and other demands

Demonstration against rising prices of petrol and diesel

Various transport businessmen in the state demonstrated on Monday on the call of All India Motor Transport Congress to protest against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and other demands. During the demonstration at the District Magistrate's offices, memorandums were sent to the Prime Minister and the Transport Minister through administrative officers. They talked about celebrating this protest as Black Day and also warned of an indefinite strike in August.

In Dehradun, under the leadership of State Vice President of All India Motor Transport Congress Anusuya Prasad Uniyal, the transport businessmen reached the District Magistrate's office and demonstrated. During this, Uniyal accused the central government of harassing the transport businessmen. He said that the backbone of the transport business has been broken due to Corona. Transport businessmen are currently facing a huge financial crisis.

Far from giving relief to them, the government is hurting their pockets by increasing the prices of diesel and petrol every day. In protest against this, the organization had decided to observe Black Day across the country on Monday.

Under this, all the transport businessmen also protested by putting a black flag on their vehicles or by tying a black band on their clothes. Transport traders also demanded redressal of the complexities of GST. During this, the demand letter sent to the Prime Minister and the Transport Minister was handed over to the Additional District Magistrate Bir Singh Budiyal. During the demonstration Harbhajan Singh Mann, President of Doon Truck Operator Association, Jaswinder Singh, President of Transport Nagar Committee, Gulzar Singh etc. were present.