Guwahati, Oct 21: The North East India Petroleum Association(NEIPDA) on Thursday called off their proposed 48-hour strike of closing petrol pumps in the greater Guwahati area from Friday.
NEIPDA president Rajib Goswami said that the strike was withdrawn this afternoon following a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup(M) Biswajit Pegu in the presence of the representatives of the oil marketing companies (OMC). Goswami claimed that the OMCs have agreed to their demands. On Wednesday, NEIPDA called for a 48-hour closure of petrol pumps protesting the 'arbitrary and high-handed action' of OMCs and the repercussions it has had on the trade.
The dealers association also charged the OMC with violating various rules and guidelines and acting arbitrarily.