Agartala, December 4, 2019:
Former Tripura MLA and senior Congress leader Gopal Chandra Roy on Wednesday organized a press meet at his house, where he staged a very unique protest.
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When members of the press turned up for the scoop, the MLA entered the room wearing a necklace of onions, as a mark of protest against the rising prices of onions in the State.
It has been reported that the onion prices have skyrocketed to as high as Rs 120 per kilo, and Roy lamented the state-of-affairs, blaming the BJP party for the steep rise in prices.
Gopal Roy who was the MLA from Banamalipur assembly constituency for five years, lost his position to the Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who won the election the from the Banamalipur constituency.
Addressing the media Gopal Roy said that back in 2014, when onion prices had touched Rs 25, the BJP party had launched massive protests. “Now, the price is Rs 120, but Government has ‘zero concern’ about it”, the Congress leader lamented.
A similar scenario has also been witnessed in Assam, where the price of the vegetable has also risen exponentially. During the ongoing winter session of the Assembly, several opposition MLAs turned up wearing garlands made of onions.
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