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Syndicates Trying to Raise Ugly Heads, Admits Phani Bhushan Choudhury

Syndicates Trying to Raise Ugly Heads, Admits Phani Bhushan Choudhury

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Oct 2018 5:33 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Soon after taking oath in May 2016, the BJP-led coalition did wage a war against syndicateraj in the State. However, State Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury has admitted on the floor of the Assembly that syndicates are trying to raise their ugly heads in the State.

During the Zero Hour, Congress MLA Ajanta Neog said: “Some youths of the Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) have been running an onion and potato syndicate in Golaghat district. A few days back, the youths demanded 25 paise per kg of potato from wholesalers in the district that never experienced syndicateraj over the years. However, the government doesn’t seem to act tough against the youths. The syndicate is not going to remain confined with onion and potato only. It is going to engulf other essential commodities as well in the district. People from all walks of life in the district have been opposing the syndicate thriving there.”

In his reply, Choudhury said: “It’s true that some youths have made an attempt to run a syndicate in Golaghat district, demanding 25 paise per kg of potato from wholesalers. However, cases have been filed against them. One of the youths has been arrested. The youths have also been suspended from the party. The government is vigilant against syndicates of any sorts. The government is always against syndicateraj. The action taken against the youths corroborates this. In the future also, we’re not going to let syndicates raise their ugly heads in the State. This is our commitment to the people of the State.”

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