GUWAHATI, Aug 5: Joining the INC’s nationwide protest against the BJP regime’s unprecedented price rise and ever increasing unemployment, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) workers too carried out a protest march towards Assam’s Raj Bhawan premises on Friday morning.
However, the APCC workers were restrained from reaching the destination and a number of its leaders were detained by the city police. Much before reaching the Raj Bhawan premises, the Guwahati police erected barricades in several parts of the Kharghuli area to stop the protest march.
Joining the protest march, APCC women wing’s president Mira Borthakur said that the Congress party will continue its protest unless the BJP is uprooted from power in 2024.
The APCC women leader said, “The BJP-led alliance government of the state cannot stop the Congress from protesting against its misgovernance and ‘anti-people’ policies. Unprecedented price rice, ever increasing unemployment, imposition of GST in all household products has distressed the lives of the common masses. It is unfortunate that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as well as the Assam government is yet to realize the pain of the countrymen.”
APCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah said that the BJP has failed to rule India. “The Congress party has not forgotten its commitments made to the people of India. The Congress party will always fight for the people of the nation and we will fight.” The APCC leader alleged that the present regime has dared to engage the investigating agencies to gain political interest.
“The BJP government’s anarchic attitude has been gradually appearing crystal clear. The Congress party will not succumb to such an attempt. We are committed to free the people of the state from the BJP’s misgovernance,” he further said.
Notably, the APCC workers also staged protest on Friday at Barpeta, Jonai, Jorhat, Juria, Kaliabor, Kampur, Dhing, Hailakandi, Lakhipur, Udharband, Samaguri, Silchar, Titabar and other parts of the state.
In Dibrugarh town, the congress members took out a rally from the Rajiv Bhavan upto the deputy commissioner’s office.
In response to the INC’s nation-wide stir, the party workers led by APCC executive president Rana Goswami and Jorhat district unit party president Putul Buragohain took out a procession at the Jorhat town from the district office of the party to the main gate of Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office complex.
Later, the protesters, through the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office, sent a memorandum to the State Governor, urging him to take up with the Government to address the said issues.