12 student unions demand action against LPG black marketeers

Twelve student unions aligned to various political parties today demanded that the government scrap licences of those cooking gas companies and dealers that are involved in black marketing.

A press statement issued jointly by the 12 student unions alleged that the government had failed to ensure smooth supply of cooking gas and implement past agreements reached with students.

“Instead of ensuring smooth supply of cooking gas and working on a long-term and lasting solution, the government has been publishing time table of gas distribution,” read the press statement.

The general public is reeling under acute crisis of cooking gas for the past few weeks. “We condemn government’s lackadaisical approach,” read the statement.

Accusing the government of backtracking on agreements reached earlier with students on various issues such as dual pricing system for cooking gas, full implementation of discount in public transport, distance segmentation for public vehicles and others, the student unions have urged it to act seriously and promptly.

A meeting of the student unions held at the office of All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary, student wing of the Unified CPN-Maoist, also decided to conduct an interaction on ‘artificial crisis and helplessness of government’ in front of Nepal Oil Corporation headquarters on February 1.

Source: THT