Massive Cong protest against note ban
- Modi blamed for ‘disastrous decision’
Amaravati: In response to the national call given by the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the Congress leaders led by APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy held a massive protest at the zonal office of the State Bank of India protesting against the demonetization and the failure of the government in handling the major economic decision.
The leaders and the cadre raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failure to handle the demonetization even after the set deadline of 50 days. The economic exercise had hit the middle classes and the lower middle classes hard while the rich and influential persons have received the new currency notes in bundles right from the banks, they alleged.
Raghuveera Reddy, addressing the activists, said that the Modi government had robbed the people of their hard-earned money in the name of unearthing black money. In reality, he said, the government had protected the interests of the rich and the black money hoarders while it had put the common man to several hardships. Lakhs of people across the country were made to stand in queues at the banks and ATMs for money, he said and regretted that more than 100 of them have died in queues without seeing the new currency notes.
The demonetization and the government’s failure to handle it had hit every section of the people and every sector of the nation, he said. He further alleged that the priority sector had suffered a lot as the farmers have no money to buy seeds and fertilizers. While there are no buyers to take the agriculture output, farmers are unable to pay workers, he said. The farmers are thus made to suffer twice because of the government’s inability to handle the major economic decision.
AICC leaders Kuntia, Ramamurthy, K C Kondaiah, C Narayana Swamy, H C Revanna, S Rajasekhar, Ugrappa, K P Dhanapalan, A A Shukoor, K V P Ramachandra Rao, K Krupa Rani, K Bapi Raju, Kondru Murali, Janga Gowtham, S N Raju, Rudra Raju, Meesala Rajeswara Rao and others were present.