The Fact News Service
Nawanshahr, June 26
New Auto Workers Union (IFTU) today staged a protest in Nawanshahr against skyrocketing prices of diesel and petrol and effigies of Union and Punjab government were blown up. State Press Secretary Jasbir Deep, New Auto Workers Union District President Puneet Bachhoori, District Vice President Billa Gujjar, Union leaders Monu Kumar, Ranjit, Vishal and Harpal Singh from Ropar said that the Center has decided to increase petrol and diesel prices. The Modi government and the Captain’s government of Punjab are equally responsible for levying excise duty which has led to a spike in oil prices.
The rising cost of petrol and diesel has also pushed up the cost of transportation, which has led to a sharp rise in the prices of daily necessities, he said, adding that auto workers have been protesting against the government’s ban on corona for the last one and a half years. He said that due to the policies of the governments, the auto drivers could not pay the bank installments, due to heavy fines and hefty fees and the increase in petrol and diesel prices, the auto drivers could not support their families. Compliance has also become difficult.