Protesting against the non-control of the rising prices of the salt across the State, City Congress OBC Cell organized a ‘Salt Rally’ from Gandhi Bhavan to BJP office here on Saturday. But the police detained the Congress activists though the latter tried to move towards BJP office, which was a stone throw away distance from Gandhi Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the OBC Cell leaders have alleged that the prices of salt and other essential goods were skyrocketing in the State. The State and Union governments were failing to control the rising prices. The poor people were facing a lot of troubles as they have no money in hand as the Centre cancelled the Rs 1000 and Rs .500 notes. The people were in queues leaving their daily works but in vain to get the exchange of big notes.
It may be recalled that rumours spread across the State that the prices of salt were increased and the poor people ran around the kirana and general stores to buy salt. Some of the traders encashed the rumours by selling salt at Rs 300 per kg at the places like Borabanda in the City. (NSS)