LAKHIMPUR: Expressing vehement resentment over the frequent hike in the prices of all petro-products, including petrol, diesel, liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), and other essential commodities, the Lakhimpur district unit of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) took to the streets as per declaration of the central committee of the organization.
In this regard, the activists of the all regional committees under Lakhimpur district body of the organization burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday and strongly demanded the governments at the Centre and in the State to control the price hike initiating immediate steps.
The activists of the North Lakhimpur regional committee of the organization, led by president Bedanta Borah and general secretary in-charge Bimala Prashad Dad, staged the protest programme at Girls' HS School Chariali of North Lakhimpur town. Lakhimpur district body of AJYCP alleged that the BJP-led Union Government, which came to power with the promise of controlling price hike, had hiked the prices of petro-products, making a U-turn from its poll-promises and ignoring the people's interest. According to the organization, the Union Budget of the year could not provide relief to the common people, but rise in the prices of petro-products and other essential commodities could be seen after the budget was tabulated.
Attending the protest programme, AJYCP central committee assistant secretary Sourabh Das, Lakhimpur district body president Hiranya Dutta, and general secretary in-charge Diganta Bhuyan came down heavily against both governments regarding the issue. The protesters slammed the government by shouting various slogans. Diganta Bhuyan alleged that the North Lakhimpur police prevented the protesters from staging the protest due to which confrontation took place between the protesters and the police personnel.