The district joined the All Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU), protesting against the price rise in the Jorhat town and protesters also demanded the government to give relief to the common people. Number of AASU activists participated in the protest and took out a rally with bullock carts. The protesters also urged the voters to think about the price rise before exercising their franchise in the upcoming by-polls of the state.
An AASU leader who took part in the protest said “We are protesting against the skyrocketing price rise of essential commodities. We also protest against the fuel price hike. We have seen that the per litre petrol price touches Rs. 105. What the government is doing now,”. On Friday in Guwahati also AASU protested against the price hike of petrol, diesel, LPG and other essential commodities.
While speaking with media reporters, AASU in-charge president Bipul Rabha and general secretary stated, “Since some days, the spiralling price hike of fuel and essential commodities has gone beyond the control of the Central and State governments. All sections of people are suffering because of the steep price hike of LPG, petrol, diesel and essential items. The price of petrol is more than Rs 100 per liter. If fuel prices continue to rise, prices of essential commodities will also keep increasing. The AASU will stage satyagraha against the anti-people attitude of the government.”