Shillong: The Meghalaya government’s decision to to offer a rebate of Rs 2 per litre from the tax component of the retail price of petrol and diesel has irked several citizens of the state. Vendors and hawkers from Shillong’s Iewduh market staged a public gathering ion Monday demanding a concrete solution to the upward trajectory in fuel prices.
The Meghalaya Joint Action Committee of Commercial Vehicles Association (MJACCVA) also mentioned that a sit-in demonstration will be carried out on February 9 at the city’s Malki ground while the indefinite strike continues.
MLA of North Shillong constituency Adelbert Nongrum was also seen making an appearance and address the gathering. Nongrum also urged the government to hold a discussion with the representatives in order to reach a solution.
“The government of the day should take full responsibility and look upon the welfare of the citizens. The government should reduce the fuel prices to a reasonable amount so that it does not affect the citizens,” said Nongrum.