People, labourers facing blues of demonetisation: Congress

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2017 14:25:54

Staff Reporter,

Congress has accused Modi government of taking the demonetisation decision in haste and forcing country to face its blues. It claimed that it is poor farmers, labours, small shopkeepers who are in troubled waters following the demonetisation decision. Owing to screeching halt in construction activities, labourers are left jobless.

Addressing the press conference, Congress General Secretary and former MLA, P C Sharma said demonetisation has left economy in tatters. Generation of new employment has stopped and such is the situation that retrenchment axe has fallen on jobs, leaving people jobless.

He stated that demonetisation axe has fallen on farmers, shopkeepers, employees and house wives. The businesses of people are on the verge of getting closed. Thousands have to lose their jobs. Many factories have got closed and construction works have come to a halt. Due to this reason, labourers are not getting the employment.

Criticising Modi government’s demonetisation decision, he told that even Modi government is now in fix over demonetisation decision.

He said Congress demands that ban on money withdrawal shall be lifted immediately. The time period of ration distribution under food distribution system shall be halved. It is women who have to undergo through the mental trauma due to demonetisation. Henceforth, Rs 25,000 shall be deposited in account of women belonging to BPL family. Along with this, rebate shall be provided to people in income tax and property tax. He also informed that Congress is going to organise demonstration against demonetisation on January 6 under which resignation would be demanded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He accused Modi government of pushing country to 10 to 15 years back through the demonetisation decision. Demonstration would be staged on January 6 at state bank square and later memorandum would be handed over to Collector. He alleged that demonetisation decision has proved a failure and anarchy situation persists in country.