Assam News AJP and Trinamool Congress protest against inflation in Assam

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  • “GST imposed on food items should be withdrawn”
  • BJP had promised to reduce the price
  • “Modi and Sarma are looting people through taxes”

Assam News: Opposition parties Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Trinamool Congress held separate protests against price hike and imposition of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on several food items in Assam’s capital Guwahati on Wednesday. Leaders and members of both the parties demanded withdrawal of GST on food items and reduction in prices of essential items including cooking gas.

Prices of essential commodities increased

The leaders of the Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Trinamool Congress raised slogans and waved banners against the government demanding it. AJP president Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, while holding a dharna, claimed that the prices of essential commodities have increased manifold since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power at the Center and in Assam.

“Working for the Rich Class”

He said, “BJP had promised to reduce the prices when it comes to power, but now that they are in power, they are working for the capitalists and the rich class.” GST imposed on food items should be withdrawn and it should be ensured that the poor and middle class are able to buy these items.

“Promised good days”

At the same time, Trinamool Congress state unit president Ripun Bora alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Center and the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam are in a deep sleep and unaware of the pain and suffering of the common people. “The BJP had promised ‘achche din’ and now see how it is pushing the people into darkness by taxing items like flour, curd, jaggery. The GST levied on these items should be removed immediately.

Bora alleged that Modi and Sarma were looting the people of their own country through taxes. He said the Trinamool would continue the protest till their demands were met.

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