Congress opposes Assam's joblessness, increased GST, and price increases

Congress held a mass protest in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, and other areas of the state . Hundreds of police officers arrested hundreds of employees, including party state president Bhupen Borah .

On Friday, the Congress held a mass protest in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, and other areas of the state against price rise, unemployment, and GST increase on essential items.Hundreds of police officers arrested hundreds of employees, including party state president Bhupen Borah, who went to gherao the Raj Bhavan.A delegation of the party later called on governor Jagdish Mukhi and sent a memo urging him to discuss the suspected problems with the Centre and the state governments.Borah said that stagnant economic growth, slowing investment in all industries, uncontrolled price rise, joblessness, the introduction of the much-criticized Agnipath Scheme, unabated floods and landslides, and GST on essential commodities are all serious issues.

However, the BJP-led Centre and the state aren't taking any concrete steps to take the country forward.He also accused the government of failing to fulfill its election promise of providing jobs to the youth.In addition, the Congress members, led by Dibrugarh district Congress president Debaranjan Gogoi and general secretary Rajkumar Nilanetra Neog, took out a march to the deputy commissioners' office there.Protesters chanted slogans and banners at the Centre, blaming the BJP-led government for failing to control inflation, the GST hike on essential products, and a rise in unemployment in the region.