Auto strike on August 5th

Auto drivers unions Joint Action Committee (JAC) will observe a one day strike on August 5 to protest against Andhra Pradesh government’s inordinate delay in increasing the minimum fare to Rs 22. Addressing a press conference here, JAC leader Mohd Amanullah Khan said the strike will begin from August 5 midnight and a rally would be taken out the next day. Mr Khan alleged that the goverment wants to conceal its inefficiency in controlling the prices of petroleum products and essential commodities, and wants to pass on the burden to the poor auto drivers.