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Congress protests against price rise

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Sept 22: The Congress party during their 15-year tenure faced allegations of price rise. However, it is the turn of the party now after losing power to stage a protest rally on the price rise issue and senior leadership of the party including former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora, Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) President Shehz Yasmin Haque, MLAs Rockybul Hussain, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Mamdita Das amongst others took part in the rally.

The protest rally was organized by APMCC for price rise against the BJP-led state and central Government. It was supported by the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC).

The protestors submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sonowal through the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kamrup Metro district.

The memorandum mentioned about the increase in VAT which led to hike of prices of 127 commodities causing great harassment to the common people. It further mentioned about the hike in all petroleum products including petrol and diesel.

Briefing media persons, Gogoi warned the Sarbanda Sonowal-led BJP Government to take steps to curb price rise. “The BJP Government under the leadership of Sarbanda Sonowal has utterly failed to curb price rise. He (Sonowal) does hold regular meetings with concerned departments and issues instructions. However, his orders are not followed. Infact, Prime Minister rendra Modi has failed to curb price rise,” Gogoi stated.

APMCC President Shehz Yasmin Haque said that the BJP has failed to provide relief to the women section as prices of essential commodities sky-rocketed after it came to power. “They are talking of 100-day success even though they had failed in providing the basic facilities to the people,” she remarked.

The protestors protested wearing garlands of vegetables and shouted anti-government slogans.

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