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AASU stages protest against price rise in Assam
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU), on Thursday, staged a protest against exorbitant rise of the prices of essential commodities across the state.

Adhering to the central committee's call all the district, sub-division and regional committees of the students' outfit took part in the protests. The protesters have demanded government's action for checking the price rise of essential commodities including fuel.

In the meanwhile, some transport associations in the state have increased 30 per cent passenger-fair citing incessant rise of the prices of diesel and petrol.

On Wednesday, the state government had given nod for the passenger-fair hiking. In the floor of the state assembly, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary replying to a question raised by a Congress MLA said that passenger fair-hiking was inevitable as the prices of fuel and some parts of motor vehicles have been rising. The state women Congress committee yesterday staged massive protests in Guwahati against the price rise.

The AASU has accused that the government has done nothing for minimising the hardships of the common people. The outfit vented anger that no change has come in the lives of commoners in accordance with the BJP's elections' promises. Rather the economic state of the majority of people has been worsening by the day due to the skyrocketing price rise, alleged the outfit.

On Thursday, the price of per litre of petrol in Guwahati crossed the level of rupees 86. Similarly, the price of diesel touched rupees 76.

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