Gogoi visited the Beltola market in Guwahati to shop for the festival which begins with the 'Uruka' or community feasting on Monday.
Gogoi went around the market asking vendors about prices of vegetables and purchased potatoes, brinjal, variety of herbs and jaggery.
"I always enjoyed marketing for Bihu and on other occasions though now I don't get time to do so," Gogoi said.
On being asked about escalating prices during the festival, the Chief Minister admitted that there was an increase in prices ‘but this has always been the case’.
The Assam CM also wished the people on the occasion of Magh Bihu, which is also called Bhogali Bihu, appealing to them to forget all ill-feelings and differences and celebrate the festival in a spirit of harmony and brotherhood.
He also hoped that the festival would promote socio-cultural unity and bring development and prosperity in the state.


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