Assam: Congress gheraoed Raj Bhavan in protest against inflation

GUWAHATI, 05 AUGUST (H.C.). The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday staged a massive protest by “gheraoing the Raj Bhavan” over various issues including price hike of essential commodities, unemployment, GST. During this, slogans were raised saying that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed on all issues. The call […]
 


Assam: Congress gheraoed Raj Bhavan in protest against inflation

GUWAHATI, 05 AUGUST (H.C.). The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday staged a massive protest by “gheraoing the Raj Bhavan” over various issues including price hike of essential commodities, unemployment, GST. During this, slogans were raised saying that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed on all issues. The call for this nationwide movement was given by the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Under the leadership of APCC President Bhupen Kumar Bora, Congress party leaders and workers raised slogans carrying banners-posters, garlands of vegetables, cut-outs of cooking gas etc. Long before the Raj Bhavan, the police had barricaded many places in view of the Congress movement. A large number of Congress leaders and workers tried to break the police barricading and move towards the Raj Bhavan. However, after going some distance ahead, the police stopped them. During this, Congress leaders also had a scuffle with the security personnel. The Congress party called off its protest program after some time due to heavy police blockade.

A delegation of APCC reached Raj Bhavan at around 3.30 pm and Governor Prof. He met Jagdish Mukhi and handed over a memorandum to him. It was claimed by the APCC that the Raj Bhavan Gherao program organized by the party regarding price rise, unemployment, flood aid, imposition of GST on essential items has been a complete success.

The APCC delegation included Congress leader Hiranya Bora, MLAs Yadav Lateari, Meera Barthakur Goswami, Bipul Gogoi, Jayaprakash Das and Etuva Munda.