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Bengal truckers to go for indefinite strike from June 18

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Truckers in today said they will go on an indefinite strike from June 18, endorsing a similar call by their all body, demanding reduction of diesel prices and to protest alleged police excesses.

The Federation of Truck Operators Association said its 3.71 lakh members will join the agitation in support of the countrywide truck strike called by All Confederating of to press for their demands.

"Our main demand is reduction of diesel prices or introduction of GST in fuel pricing," Federation general secretary Subhas said.

Bose said high third was also a matter of concern and that the truckers want an immediate reduction of the rates.

He said the Federation is also protesting police and motor vehicle department officials' alleged excesses in the state.

The Federation members held a meeting today and endorsed the strike call given by their all-body from June 18 and would join the agitation, he said.

Strike by the truckers would mean less supply of to and from the state, including fish, eggs, fruits and spices and that could lead to hike in prices of goods.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 19:15 IST
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