The Nepal Student Union (NSU), a student arm of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), has slammed the government for raising oil prices.
Baldev Timalsina, the NSU’s General Secretary, told Khabarhub that people, in general, will not be able to pay the regular price hikes in petroleum items.
“After being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the price spike in everyday necessary petroleum goods has added to the people’s woes,” Timalsina stated.
Meanwhile, he warned that if the decision to raise the price of petroleum goods is not reversed quickly, the NSU will take to the streets.
Earlier on June 23, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state oil monopoly, had hiked the price of petroleum goods.
With effect from Tuesday night, the NOC increased the price of fuel, gasoline, and kerosene by Rs 2 per liter.
Petrol would cost Rs 129 per liter and diesel Rs 112 per liter with the latest price change.