Assam: CM Sarbananda Sonowal’s effigies burnt over VAT hike

New Delhi: Barely a month after he took charge as the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal’s effigies were on Wednesday burnt at many places for hiking VAT on essential items and raising the prices of LPG, petrol and diesel.

Sonowal’s effigy was burnt in his constituency Majuli by some local organisations, who along with All Assam Students Union (AASU) also took out a protest march. His effigy was burnt in Golaghat too by All India Students Federation, who held a protest against hiking of VAT, its state secretary Madhurjya Baruah said.