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GUWAHATI: Sarbananda Sonowal effigies were burnt yesterday at many places across the state as a sign of protest against the hiking of VAT.His effigies were also burnt at his own constituency of Majuli where there was a protest march held by locals and the All Assam Students Union.
People were angry and stated that this what not the "better days" that they were promised. The Assam government had recently raised the price of LPG cylinders in the state by Rs. 14. VAT on 127 items were raised from the usual 5 % to 6 % and most of the items affected were everyday items like medicines, milk, edible oil, fruits , CFL bulbs and spices to name a few.
(TNT Desk with input from internet sources)