Organisations demand revoking of cess on fuel

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/16/2020 12:25:33 PM IST

Extending support to the call of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) for revoking the cess on petrol and diesel, the Chakhesang Students’ Union Dimapur (CSUD), Kuki Students’ Organisation Nagaland (KSON) and Kuki Youth and Students’ Union (KYSU) Dimapur have urged the government to revoke the COVID cess. 

CSUD: Chakhesang Students’ Union Dimapur (CSUD) president George Krome stated that the central government had sanctioned enough funds to the state to respond to the pandemic, whereby there was “no need of fuel cess in nature of COVID-19 and burn the pockets of common people.” Extending support to DNSU’s demand, the CSUD stated that government should be responsible and revoke the cess on fuel immediately. CSUD also stated that it was determined to go to any extend with DNSU until the demand was fulfilled and urged the citizens to stand together with the DNSU in the fight for what was right.  

KSON: Kuki Students’ Organisation Nagaland (KSON) has appealed the state government to empathise with “the woes of the public and revoke the hike with immediate effect.” A press release by KSON media cell stated that, at such a time when the general public was trying to recover from the effects of the extensive lockdown, the continual imposition of cess on essential commodities such as fuel prices have proven to be a great burden to businesses, especially small enterprises and transportation services which directly or indirectly affects the public. 

KYSU: While appreciating the state government’s endeavours in the fight against COVID-19, the Kuki Youth and Students’ Union (KYSU) Dimapur has urged the government to revoke the COVID cess, since the nationwide unlock has been announced and economic activities have once again begun to function. 

KYSU in a press release also reminded that common man has had to endure numerous plights during these trying times and the cess being one among many.

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