Assam Congress on June 27th, 2020 accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government of declaring the complete lockdown in Guwahati without any ‘proper planning’ which resulted chaos everywhere.
“Government’s declaration of complete lockdown for 14 days from June 28th, 2020 is unplanned. We condemn it. It has created chaos everywhere. People went for panic buying. Shops and markets were closed early in the evening in the city,” Assam Congress president Ripun Bora stated.
Coming down heavily on the Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Bora said, “Himanta Biswa Sarma has money. He can buy food materials at a time for 14 days. But, how will a poor person, a daily wager or a rickshaw puller manage food for 14 days?”
Moreover, he accused the government over spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. “The government is responsible for the spike in cases. The government should not relax everything suddenly,” he added.
The Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on June 26th, 2020 announced the complete lockdown in the city to contain the spread of the spread of COVID-19. The city has witnessed a sudden surge in the COVID-19 cases with no travel history. This has raised concerns. The government has also declared weakened lockdown in the town and municipal areas in all the districts of the state.
Recently, the Congress staged protest against the prices hike of the petrol, diesel and other essential commodities in the state.
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