March 27, 2022

Huge Raise in Diesel Price for Bulk Buyers: Another Attack on Public Transport System, says CITU

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), in a statement issued on March 21, has condemns the hike of Rs 25 per litre of diesel for the bulk buyers. Opposing this hike vehemently, CITU said this is  yet another attack on the state transport undertakings and other bulk users, the burden of which will be passed on to the mass of the people using public transport and such other services.

The BJP government at the centre which has been all through imposing burdens on the people has initiated this another hike which is an unbearable burden with already spiralling prices all around eating into the common people's earnings. It will further worsen the lives of ordinary people with transport costs also rising enormously in the current phase of stagflation.

It is another form of attack on the public sector undertakings, particularly on public transport undertakings as a part of its multi dimensional offensive to dismantle the public sector as a whole through privatisation or its new avatar, asset monetisation pipeline. 

The CITU urges the Modi government to ensure withdrawal of such a massive hike immediately. 

CITU appeals to all the public transport workers and mass of the people to join the forthcoming general strike on March 28-29 and make it a success as a befitting reply against this  price rise and in defence of public road transport.