Congress stages protest against price hike across Assam
With the rest of the State, in Tezpur also under the aegis of Indian National Congress
TEZPUR: With the rest of the State, in Tezpur also under the aegis of Indian National Congress, the Sonitpur District Committee also staged a massive protest on Thursday against fuel price hike and the rising cost of essential commodities at Tezpur Court Chariali. Hundreds of protesters assembled in the streets and chanted slogans against the BJP-led government.
The Congress members said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made five important promises to the people of the State before the assembly elections- the safety of women, increasing daily wages of tea gardeners up to Rs. 350, checking prices of fuel and other essential commodities, and solving the unemployment problem, but the government has failed to fulfil the promises made to the people.
They also claimed that the massive price hike on essential commodities had severely affected the people of Assam leading them to hardships and turning their lives upside down. They urged the BJP-led State Government to take immediate action to counter the massive price hike of most commodities in Assam.
TINSUKIA: The Tinsukia District Congress Committee, as per instruction of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) organized a two-hour sit-in at Thana Chariali in Tinsukia on Thursday to register its protest against price hike, non-enhancement of tea garden daily wage to Rs 351/day, failure to keep election promises and assurance to provide yearly 5 lakh jobs to unemployed youths, besides other issues like violence against women. APCC observer Pranjal Ghatowar, State Chief Organizer of Sewa Dal, Sukanta Bhattacharjee, and district president Jivan Kurmi addressed the Congress workers. All vice-presidents and general secretaries, secretary, other members of DCC were present along with members of district NSUI and Mahila Block Congress. The APCC Gorkha State general secretary Ashok Sharma also addressed the gathering.