With their demands not being met, the Petroleum Dealers Association of Meghalaya (PDAM) has moved ahead to ramp up its protest and gave a call of 'No Purchase-No Sale' on November 25 – it would be applicable statewide.
The decision was taken following the closure of supplies tofour petrol pumps (retail outlets) in Meghalaya by the Assam Petroleum MazdoorUnion (APMU).
The four retail outlets include M/s Mylliem Service Station(Mylliem-HPCL), M/s Ri-Lyngngam Service Station (Riangdo-IOCL) and M/s PowerPoint Service Station (Khliehriat-HPCL) belonging to four dealers who areclosely related to each other.
Addressing media persons president of the association and former MLA, Kennedy Khyriem said, the four dealers have jointly filed a writ petition before the Guwahati High Court, which in its order September 20, suspended the unlawful directive of APMU, to close supplies to their petrol pumps.
According to him, the order passed by the court had beenfurnished to all – Oil Marketing Companies and the district administrations.
Khyriem said in view of this, the association has resolvedto call for a 'No purchase no sale strike' on November 25 demanding immediatepermission to the 4 dealers to load MS and HSD and let them continue the trade.