Congress to Hold Nation Wide Protest on January 5 Against DemonetizationDecember 27, 2016 11:30
Congress on Monday stated that it will hold country-wide protests on January 5 at all district headquarters. It added that on January 8 the party will highlight the common man's briefs because of demonetization and the "personal corruption" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi held a meeting will all top Congress leaders. They decided to involve the common man in their fight against demagnetization.
Sources said "Congress will also hold pressers across the country at the central and the state level on December 29 and 30 and later on January 2 at the district level, where the "personal corruption" by the Prime Minister and sufferings of common people will be highlighted."
The meeting was attended by PCC chiefs, all party general secretaries and other top leaders both at the central and the state level.
The sources said that "in the first phase, Congress will agitate at district headquarters on January 5 and in the second phase, it will take this fight to the block level with Mahila Congress holding such agitations and demonstrations on January 8."
Addressing the party men, Mr Gandhi alleged: "demonetization has turned out to be a "scam" and that the Prime Minister has "indulged" in corruption and has not come clean on the "Sahara diaries" bribery issue."
"If an independent probe is held, Modiji will stand exposed," he said at the meeting.
Mr Gandhi also urged party men to prepare for taking their fight to the public and highlighting the "personal corruption" by the Prime Minister and the pains of the common man due to note ban.
During the meeting, Mr Gandhi also asked for feedback from state leaders on note ban miseries.
On December 29 and 30, Congress will demand for withdrawal of all financial constraints imposed on the common man post-demonetization and demand the government to allow the public deposit and withdraw money freely from their bank accounts.
"We will also highlight the personal corruption by the Prime Minister... and the suffering of the common people due to demonetization," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
The party will focus on highlighting "losses suffered by people, who lost their jobs due to demonetization, contraction of the economy and the hardships of the poor, farmers and traders".
BY M. DIVYA SRI