The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India condemns the incessant hikes in fuel prices and demands the government should immediately intervene and roll back the prices. Today (on March 31, 2022) the prices are hiked again for the ninth time in the last 10 days.
The price of petrol will now cross Rs 100 per litre across all states and that of diesel will touch almost Rs 100. Residents of Mumbai will have to shell out Rs 116.72 per a litre of petrol and Rs 100.94 per a litre of diesel making Mumbai rates the highest among the metro cities.
The Party wants the people to realise that the rates were kept on hold amid the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur to amass votes.
Even the piped gas meant for cooking along with LPG prices have also been hiked. All those incessant moves prove that the RSS-BJP government has no concern for the sufferings of the people. The Modi government even ignores the fact that such moves will have a cascading effect on the prices of all essential items of daily life.
The Party demands immediate roll back of such hikes and reiterates its stand that administered price mechanism needs to be brought back. It also urges the government to intervene and make oil marketing companies to realise that prices of such essential items of daily life cannot be left to the whims of OMCS.
The National Secretariat calls upon all party units to organise a week-long protest from April 4 to 10, independently and jointly with other likeminded parties wherever possible.