Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Lorry Owners Association on Friday staged a protest towards the hike in diesel costs and demanded that diesel must be introduced under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
TN Lorry Association president Yash Yuvraj informed that it has develop into troublesome for lorry drivers to function as a result of hike in gas costs.
He said that the affiliation is sending their payments together with ‘halwa’ to the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in an try to share their issues.
Yuvraj said, “We are unable to run our businesses due to the constant hike in prices. This protest is not just for lorry owners; if diesel prices increase, it will affect everyone, especially in this pandemic period. The prices are increasing constantly for the past 25 days. We could understand if crude oil prices had increased, but they are going down.”
“The government wants to make money in these times which is why we are opposing it. Our drivers are suffering and so we are requesting the government not to increase prices. The Prime Minister has stressed on one country one tax. The Petroleum Minister has said that diesel should come under GST but it has not been done yet. With our bills we are sending halwa to him to let him know what’s happening in the country,” he said.
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