The Manipur Communist Party of India staged a sit-in protest demonstration against the price rise 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 a situation.
The release stated that student organizations, civil voluntary organizations, and political parties should collectively raise the issues before the condition gets worse. Although Central BJP leaders assured of developing the Imphal-Jiri road during the state assembly elections, they have failed to implement their assurance to date. Besides, UGs are also extorting money as tax along the highways and they have even assaulted some drivers, it added.
Reference: Northeast Today