DP demands premier to tackle petrol price spike
On August 1, Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) S. Erdene, General Secretary of DP Ts. Tuvaan and member of the party’s National Policy Committee T. Boldbaatar held a press conference about the party’s operation, the rise in gasoline and diesel prices, and irregular parliamentary session.
Ts. Tuvaan noted that DP hosted the “Listening to Mongolia” campaign in 152 khoroos of Ulaanbaatar’s nine districts and over 330 soums of 21 provinces from May 4 to June 15. Under the campaign, the party received feedback on the implementation of party’s amended constitution and new plans for the next parliamentary election, and received complaints about operations of the party, government, president and legislature from 74,045 people.
T. Boldbaatar said that during the nation-wide campaign, many people criticized that fuel prices have been rising fast this summer and rural roads are in poor condition.
He noted that petrol prices rose three times since January, and after the Mongolian People’s Party won the 2016 election, petrol prices increased by 300 MNT per liter on average, for instance, diesel prices in Selenge Province rose 22 percent this year, which is why the party will demand the prime minister to tackle the petrol price spike.
S. Erdene emphasized that the party is waiting for decisions of relevant state organizations and officials about holding an irregular parliamentary session as the party supports to hold the irregular session.