GUWAHATI, June 26 - Registering its strong protest against the rise in prices of essential commodities, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has said that the new State government has also failed to control price rise.
�People were suffering immensely during the Congress rule due to the unabated price rise and expected a lot from the new government. However, it seems that despite its promises on the issue, people have not got any relief yet,� stated the student body.
The AASU will stage statewide sit-in demonstrations on June 28, where all its district and regional units will take part.
�Our demands � are adequate steps to arrest price rise and punitive action against the hoarders and blackmarketeers,� said AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi.
The student leaders further mentioned that though the new State government�s decision to abolish the checkgates was widely hailed, it failed to control price rise. �The Chief Minister and his minister concerned must take immediate steps in this regard,� demanded the student leaders.