Roll back hike in price of rice, wheat, electricity tariff: NC

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Newspoint Bureau
Srinagar, November 26
National Conference Saturday demanded an immediate roll back of the recently announced hikes in ration prices and electricity tariff charges. In a joint statement issued from party headquarters, Central Zone President and MLC Ali Mohammad Dar, District President Ganderbal and MLA Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar and Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar castigated PDP-BJP government for the sudden price hike in essential commodities. Calling the hike insensitive owing to prevailing situation in the valley, the statement reads, “Masses are being subjected to misery by increasing rate of rice from Rs 10 to Rs 15 per kg and a steep hike in electricity tariff charges. The valley is going through one of the harshest periods of turmoil where majority of the economic activities have come to a grinding halt in last five months. People especially from economically challenged families are facing the brunt and with such hikes they are being punished more.”
While calling for a roll back of the price hike in essential commodities the joint statement reads, “With such hikes becoming order of the day, it seems Mehbooba Mufti led government wants to punish people of the state further. As far as ration prices are concerned, after the implementation of draconian NFSA in the state, it was announced that the price of rice would be Rs 10 only.”

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