Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday assured the people that there is no shortage of petrol and diesel in the state.
Responding to a notice by the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) that oil tankers will abstain from going to Meghalaya because of the ongoing violence in Shillong and nearby areas, the chief minister assured the people of adequate stock of petrol and diesel in the state.
Conrad K Sangma tweeted that necessary actions have been initiated by the Meghalaya government to ensure that there is no shortage of stocks and supply of petrol and diesel.
There is no shortage of petrol and diesel in Meghalaya. Necessary actions have been initiated by the Government to ensure no shortage of stocks and supply. Request all citizens to not resort to panic buying of any essentials.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) November 25, 2022
The chief minister requested all citizens to not resort to panic buying of any essentials commodities, especially petrol and diesel.
The Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) on Wednesday had issued a notice to the oil marketing companies, and had said that its members would stop carrying load to the eastern part of Meghalaya.
The APMU notice went viral on social media platforms, and people, especially in Shillong had resorted to panic buying of petrol and diesel.
Meanwhile, Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) members have agreed to transport petrol and diesel to the 7 districts in Eastern Meghalaya, following assurances by the state government.
The Meghalaya government has arranged adequate security arrangements for safe movement of the oil tankers in the violence hit areas in Eastern Meghalaya.