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Nagaon residents protest government’s new fees and taxes

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NAGAON, Nov 28: The Nagaon Nagarik Sabha (NNS) organised a two-hour sit-in protest on Tuesday to express their strong disapproval of the state government’s recent decision to impose fees on public events. The protest, held near the Nagaon Clock Tower Chariali, also highlighted the organisation’s concerns regarding excessive taxation and rising prices of essential commodities across the state.

Over a hundred people, including retired NEHU professor Dr Apurba Boruah, Manorama Sarma, Mousin Hazarika, and Abhinash Dutta, actively participated in the demonstration.

Birinchi Bora, the secretary of the NNS, led the protest, while Amarendra Sarma, the organisation’s president, Dulal Bora and Ratul Bora, the vice presidents, Malabika Bora, Arupjyoti Mahanta, the assistant secretaries, Ajit Kakoti, a member of the Raijor Dal, and others delivered speeches addressing the issues at hand.

The protestors vehemently criticized the state government’s move to impose fees on public events and demanded an impartial investigation into the alleged scams involving family members of the incumbent chief minister.

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During the protest, the participants also urged the government to immediately withdraw its decision to levy fees on public events. They emphasised the financial burden these fees would place on organisers and attendees alike, potentially hindering the organisation of community gatherings and cultural events.

The NNS’s protest reflects the growing discontent among the public regarding the state government’s recent policies and the overall economic situation. The organisation’s call for a fair and transparent investigation into alleged scams and a review of the new fees and taxes highlights the need for accountability and responsiveness from the government.

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