KMSS members staging protest in Udalguri against price hike. Image: Northeast Now

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) members on Friday took out a rally in Tangla town of Udalguri district, protesting against the rising prices of essential commodities in the state.

Members of the organizations holding traditional ploughing tools led the protest.

The members were joined by men and women alike holding placards and renting the air with slogans against the government.

Dipak Sarma, president of Udalguri chapter of KMSS said, “The price of essential commodities has skyrocketed in the past few months.”

“Onion in July was sold for Rs 20 per kg. But now it has gone up to Rs 70 per kg,” Sarma added.

“We urge the state government to control the onion price at the earliest,” he added.

“The sudden price rise has adversely hit the lower-middle-class families,” Rita Rabha, a resident of Tangla said.

The agitating members also submitted a memorandum to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the office of Harisinga Revenue Circle.

In the memorandum, the peasant organisation asked the government to formulate policies to regulate the prices of essential commodities.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com

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