Sit-in Protests against Price Rise of Essential Commodities

A sit-in protest was staged by the Manipur Communist Party of India against raise in price of essential goods amid the surging pandemic in the state.

Leading the protest in Imphal, CPI state secretary, L Sotinkumar stated in a release that businessmen have increased the price of essential items in the state but the state government has failed to check it. As such, people from the hill and valley districts who have no place to earn during the pandemic are suffering.Price Rise

According to reports, many paddy fields have been flooded or affected by the heavy rainfall in the past few days and that the paddy may not be in a condition for harvesting, the release contended that the chief minister has turned a blind eye to such situation.

The release stated that student organisations, civil voluntary organisations and political parties should collectively raise the issues before the condition gets worse. Alrhough Central BJP leaders assured of developing the Imphal-Jiri road during the state assembly elections, they have failed to implement their assurance till date. Besides, UGs are also extorting money as tax along the highways and they have even assaulted some drivers, it added.