Guwahati: Miffed over the price hike of groceries to fuel, the regional party Raijor Dal headed by Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi on Friday staged a demonstration.
Accusing the incumbent government of serving only the crorepatis, Gogoi demanded the resignation of the government.
''Often Chief Minister travell in a chartered flight or helicopters. Amid rising prices of essential commodities, the BJP-led Assam Government is holding meetings in the resorts,'' Gogo alleged.
He further said that with the price hike, the common people are in trauma and finding it difficult to survive.
Meanwhile, CPI on Thursday too protested against the soaring prices of all essential commodities.
CPI workers, led by veteran leaders Dharma Baruah and Kanak Gogoi slammed the BJP government for allegedly serving rich people and ignoring the commoners.
During their protest, they demanded a rollback in petroleum prices and a reduction in GST on essential commodities. They also sent a memorandum in this regard to the Assam government via DC, Sivasagar.
Notably, the price of mustard oil in Guwahati along with the rest of India witnessed an abnormal price rise, breaking the kitchen ceilings of commoners.
This time, the record rise in mustard oil prices range from Rs. 5 to Rs. 35 has again added salt to the wounds of households already struggling with less purchasing power due to reduced earnings or job losses.
As per market reports, the Sunflower brand of mustard oil rose to Rs. 20 per litre, Dhara brand of mustard oil rose to Rs. 15 per litre, Gokul brand of mustard oil rose to Rs. 10 per litre while Anupam and Engine brand of mustard oil rose to Rs. 6 per litre respectively.
Prices of edible oils have been a cause of concern with all prices trading near the Rs 160-170 per litre in the retail markets. With Indonesia banning palm oil, the chances of palm oil prices closing the gap between sunflower and other soya oil prices is now a reality.
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