Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Thursday staged a state-wide protest over high prices of fuels – petrol and diesel and other essential commodities.
Protests were organised across the state by all district Congress units.
“BJP came to power in the Centre and in the state promising ‘acchhe din’. Escalating prices of essential commodities like petrol, diesel, cooking gas and vegetables continue to hit people of all sections hard,” the Assam Congress said in a statement.
It added that gas cylinder prices has touched Rs 1000 during NDA rule from Rs 400. Petrol prices have touched a record high of Rs 106.
“Unscrupulous traders, middlemen, and syndicates running with Government blessings are the main reasons for the price rise,” Assam Congress chief Bhupen Bora said.