Petroleum Dealers Called For Nationalwide Strike On July 12


New Delhi: In a setback to government over revision of petrol and diesel prices on a daily basis, the All India Petrol Dealers’ Association (AIPDA) on Monday called for a nationwide “no-purchase” agitation on July 5, to be followed by a petrol pump strike on July 12.

As per an IANS report, West Bengal Petroleum Dealers’ Association president Tushar Sen has claimed that automated system has been installed in only one per cent of the petrol pumps in his state. “The oil marketing companies were supposed to install 100 per cent automated system at the pumps. But they have not done it. Our national body AIPDA has called the nationwide strike on July 12. Ahead of that, we won’t purchase any oil on July 5 as a mark of protest,” he was quoted as saying.

Members of North East India Petroleum Dealers’ Association (NEIPDA) has also called a 24- hour strike from Monday. According to an official statement issued by NEIPDA, the pumps will re-open around 5 am on Tuesday.