AMSU asks Govt to control price hike
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 12 2011:
The Government should stop arbitrary hike in prices of essential commodities by traders by taking advantage of the economic blockade being imposed along the National Highways, All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) has demanded.
Talking to mediapersons in this connection at its head office located within DM College campus here today, general secretary of AMSU Bipanjit Ningthoujam warned that intense agitation would be launched with the public support, if the Government fails to take up some concrete measures toward containing hike in prices of essential commodities arbitrarily by September 15 .
With some unscrupulous traders arbitrarily increasing the prices of essential commodities, the whole idea of instituting the Price Fixation Committee of the Government has become meaningless, Bipanjit contended, while demanding the Government to fix the prices of essential commodities and make the same known to the people through media.
The Government should also take up stringent measures against black marketeers, he further demanded.
If the Government fails to do its duty, then AMSU would be constraint join hands with the public in conducting drive in the godowns of the traders and shops from September 15, the student leader declared.