In an obvious gesture aimed at highlighting the spiralling prices of onion, the MLAs of the Opposition Congress in Assam turned up at the Assembly wearing garlands of onions on Friday.
The Congress MLAs raised slogans and attacked the BJP-led government on the second day of the winter session of the Assam Assembly.
“The growing prices will deprive the people of their staple food. Onions, which used to come for less than Rs. 40 a kilo, are now coming at Rs. 100 per kilo,” Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi claimed.
They also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completely lost its grip on inflation.
It may be mentioned here that during Congress-led Tarun Gogoi regime in the State, Assam BJP leaders including Prasanta Phukan and Bijoya Chakravarty staged a similar kind of protest against the price rise of onion. However, MLA Phukan on Friday said that why would he protest when he is in the government. He further said, “I am like liquid substance that easily takes the shape of that vessel, which I kept in.”