All Assam Students' Union protest against hike in power tariff in State
District unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) staged a sit-in against the State Government’s decision to increase the tariff in electricity
NAGAON: District unit of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staged a sit-in against the State Government's decision to increase the tariff in electricity, in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon on Wednesday.
Over 100 activists from the district unit of the student organization participated in the stir and slammed the State government's decision to increase the power tariff across the State. During the agitation, the protesters shouted various slogans against the move and urged the government to avoid such anti-people decisions at any cost as it was inhumane and injustice towards the common people of the State.
Referring to the economic problem of the common people caused by the pandemic for two consecutive years, the agitators said the people in general have been devastated and apart from that, they have to carry the extra burden of increasing prices of all essential items. In such a situation, the government should think about the people and not take decisions that will increase their distress. Central executive of the student organization, Gauri Shankar Saikia, district president and secretary of the organization respectively Simanta Bora and Deepjyoti Bora were among those who participated in the stir.
DIBRUGARH: Activists of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) carried out a protest in Dibrugarh on Wednesday against the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL)'s decision to hike power tariff. The APDCL had recently decided to levy a Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment (FPPPA) charge of 50 paisa per unit on all categories of consumers on electricity bills for the months of January, February and March, 2023. The AASU activists carrying placards and banners took out a protest rally up to the Deputy Commissioner's office. They continued their protest at the site raising slogans against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and State Power Minister Nandita Gorlosa. The protesters later submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu addressed to the Chief Minister seeking rollback of the decision.