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AAP stages protest against price rise

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Oct 31 - Members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Assam on Saturday staged a protest here against the soaring prices of essential items. Nearly 100 members of AAP, Assam gathered near the Hanuman Mandir at Ganeshguri at 10:30 am and started shouting anti-government slogans carrying leaflets and banners. They sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister to draw his attention to the adverse effects of price rise. They urged the Chief Minister to take immediate remedial action in this regard.

The protesters slammed the BJP-led government for failing to control prices of several essential items of daily use. �The present government had come to power promising the people of the State to take steps regarding price rise of essential items. But the earlier government and the present government as well failed totally to keep their promises,� a protesting member said. �We demand immediate measures to control the steep price rise of essential items of daily use. Skyrocketing prices of vegetables and other kitchen staples are giving a tough time to the common people, who are finding it difficult to cope with the situation,� he added.

The AAP protesters also criticised the Supply Minister for his inability to take effective measures in this regard.

�Onions are being sold at Rs 80-85 a kilo and potatoes at Rs 50 a kilo in the retail markets and the soaring prices have totally affected the household budget. The common people are bearing the burden of the price rise,� another member said.

They threatened to intensify their agitation if the government does not take any step to control price rise within November 5.

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AAP stages protest against price rise

GUWAHATI, Oct 31 - Members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Assam on Saturday staged a protest here against the soaring prices of essential items. Nearly 100 members of AAP, Assam gathered near the Hanuman Mandir at Ganeshguri at 10:30 am and started shouting anti-government slogans carrying leaflets and banners. They sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister to draw his attention to the adverse effects of price rise. They urged the Chief Minister to take immediate remedial action in this regard.

The protesters slammed the BJP-led government for failing to control prices of several essential items of daily use. �The present government had come to power promising the people of the State to take steps regarding price rise of essential items. But the earlier government and the present government as well failed totally to keep their promises,� a protesting member said. �We demand immediate measures to control the steep price rise of essential items of daily use. Skyrocketing prices of vegetables and other kitchen staples are giving a tough time to the common people, who are finding it difficult to cope with the situation,� he added.

The AAP protesters also criticised the Supply Minister for his inability to take effective measures in this regard.

�Onions are being sold at Rs 80-85 a kilo and potatoes at Rs 50 a kilo in the retail markets and the soaring prices have totally affected the household budget. The common people are bearing the burden of the price rise,� another member said.

They threatened to intensify their agitation if the government does not take any step to control price rise within November 5.

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