Guwahati, July 5: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday informed that as per decision of AICC in a meeting convened on 28th June , Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi had issued instructions to State Committees to carry out a series of protests against the spiralling price rise of petrol, diesel and essential commodities between 7th - 17th July 2021.
On Sunday in a zoom meeting of all District Presidents with AICC General Secretary in charge Sri Jitendra Singh Alwar and APCC President Sri Ripun Bora along with MP's and senior leaders a series of programs have been chalked out from 7th of July to 17th of July 2021. From 7th July to 17th July all blocks within each district committee will organise protests maintaining Covid protocol. They will sit in agitation for 2 hours and protest by taking out pots and pans with members of Mahila Congress, Youth Congress and other block level organisations.
Cycle rally will be organised in city and towns under District Congress Committees to be participated by elected party representatives of Municipal Corporation and office bearers of DCC. Protests will be carried out with placards of slogans against price rise. On 17th July a protest rally will be launched in the city of Guwahati centrally to be attended by APCC President, CLP Leader, MP's, MLA's , senior leaders , office bearers and members of Congress party.
The opposition party also informed that the signature campaign in petrol pumps under District Congress Committees will be another form of protest and awareness program against price rise of petrol & diesel.