Kohima: Continuing with its protest against the unprecedented rise in prices of essential commodities and petro-diesel, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) held a cycle Yatra on Monday as it entered the sixth day of the agitation.
The Cycle Yatra was carried out in the heart of Dimapur town from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The PCC office-bearers in Dimapur District Congress Committees (DCC) along with the NSUI Nagaland, AIPC Nagaland and NPCC Minority Dept took part in this cycle yatra, the party’s communication department informed.
Keeping in view the Covid-19 lockdown guidelines, the party said that 12 cyclists took part in the yatra and were led by PCC President K Therie seated in a cycle rickshaw followed by other volunteers on foot in a symbolic show of protest.
The route taken for cycle yatra was from Dimapur DCC office near Hotel Acacia to City Tower area via Nyamo Lotha road – Circular road and returned via Circular road – Dhobinala Jn – GS Road – MP – Road – Flyover – DCC office.
At the state Capital in Kohima, the DCC and its frontal organisations, together with PCC office bearers continued its mass signature campaign at all retail fuel stations across the capital town.
Similarly, signature campaigns were conducted at Mokokchung and Tuensang by respective DCC, and we had generated immense responses from the public. The party informed that the signature campaigns would continue till July 15.
The party acknowledged the Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organization (NVCO) for extending its support to the ongoing agitation against the rise in prices of essential commodities and fuel.
NPCC also urged all other CSOs and NGOs to come together and voice its protest against the prevailing conditions of unprecedented price hike that is “making the life of common people miserable on all counts”.
The agitation, which began on July 7, will continue till July 15 against the “blatant apathy of Modi govt towards the plight of the people”.