Massive Protest in Assam Demanding Tarun Gogoi’s resignation

In Assam, a massive protest is on demanding resignation of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi after arrest of a Cabinet Minister of his Government. Ripun Bora was arrested by CBI on 3 June when he offered Rs. 10 lakh as a bribe to one of its officials to hush up the murder case of popular tea tribe leader Daniel Topno, who was killed in the year 2000. Arrest of a Cabinet Minister has totally exposed the real character of the Gogoi Government and Tarun Gogoi has no moral right to continue as CM. On 4 and 5 June CPI(ML) held protest processions and organised dharnas in different places in Assam including Guwahati, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Borgang, Silchar, Nagaon and Jorhat.

On 6 June CPI(ML) called an Assam bandh on two demands: resignation of CM Tarun Gogoi and withdrawal of price hike of petrol, diesel and LPG. The bandh evoked a good response in many districts. On 9 June, CPI(ML), CPI, CPI(M) and RSP jointly called an Assam bandh demanding withdrawal of price rise in petroleum products. On the same day Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and other opposition parties also called for an Assam bandh on the same issue. The Bandh was spontaneous and total 

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