DP de­mands premier to tackle petrol price spike

The UB Post - - Politics -

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.

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