Kohima: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has threatened to “close down” all petroleum outlets within its jurisdiction if the state government fails to revoke the COVID-19 cess on petroleum products within four days. It also warned of closing down supply from every entries indefinitely.
Through an ultimatum addressed to the chief minister on Saturday, the DNSU said that it has raised the “serious concern to revoke” the hike petrol and diesel over COVID-19 cess. It urged the government to be more responsible and not rely upon the public to “meet the financial exigencies at this crucial period of time”.
It recounted that the government failed to turn ears to its appeal made through the media to relax the COVID-19 cess. Therefore, during its 3rd Union Assembly meeting along with the constituent units, it has discussed and affirmed to give four days ultimatum to the government from the date of submitting the letter to revoke COVID-19 cess.
Failing to meet the demands of the student body, it warned that the union along with its constituent units will close down all the petroleum outlets and supply from every entries indefinitely.
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