Hyderabad, January 2
Congress party has been lambasting the Central government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization decision and the problems being faced by the public. Rahul Gandhi literally waged a war against the Centre during parliament sessions. The party even has been organizing protests in the country under the title ‘Congress Aakrosh’.
The 50-day deadline sought by Narendra Modi on demonetization decision has concluded. But still people are standing in long queues in banks and ATMs to withdraw money. Common people are finding it hard to get smaller currency notes.
Reacting to the public woes, Congress gave a call to intensify the agitation in the country. As part of the call, party, led by PCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy met at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad, to chalk out plan of actions.
The party has announced its plan of action in January. The PCC stated that they would organize agitations in front of all Collectorates in the State on January 6 and 7 and dharnas by women Congress on January 9.
Telangana Congress is trying to invite party leader Rahul Gandhi to participate in the agitations.
The Congress is trying to come closer to the public with its protests. It is trying to unite the suffering public due to demonetization and to oppose the Central government’s anti-public activities.
Congress made a few demands to the Centre, which includes to lift cash withdrawal limits with immediate effect. Reminding Modi’s assurance of depositing Rs 15 lakh in the accounts of each common man, they demanded to deposit at least Rs 25,000.
At the same time, the Congress leaders also demanded to give tax exemption to petty traders; and 25 per cent bonus on minimum support price to farmers who incurred loss during rabi.