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Cong says BJP looting in name of taxes, launches stir in Assam
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Cong says BJP looting in name of taxes, launches stir in Assam
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Guwahati, Feb 21 (TIWN) Ahead of the Assam polls, the opposition Congress on Sunday launched agitations in all the 34 districts of the state to protest against the rising fuel prices.

Senior Congress leaders including former Union Minister and AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik led the agitations, which has also become as a major agenda for the opposition parties before the Assembly elections slated for April-May.

While presenting the vote-on-account in the state Assembly, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on February 12 announced to remove the additional cess of Rs 5 levied on the petrol and diesel last year, when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak.

Assam Pradesh Congress president Ripun Bora while addressing a protest rally in Hojai said that the base price of petrol is Rs 33.46 per litre and that of diesel is Rs 31.82 per litre in the state.

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