Congress MLAs Wear Garland of Onions To Assembly, Protest Price Rise
GUWAHATI: The Assam Congress leaders turned up in the state assembly wearing a garland of onion on November 29.
This comes after, the onion prices in Assam including rest of India took to a sky high price eventually bearing a burnt to the commoners.
Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi said that onions which used to come for less than Rs. 40 a kilo have now reached at Rs. 100.
The Chamber of Commerce, states that the price rise in commodities such as onions will contitue to rise till january 2020.
Earlier, Food and Supplies Minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury fixed the price of onions at Rs. 66 per kilo in the state.
The minister said that the current spike in onion prices is due to the excessive rainfall due to which the farmers couldn’t harvest the crop on time.