PM acting like a dictator, says Mahila Congress

Narendra Modi not listening to common man, say protesters

The Mahila Congress members staged a protest against demonetisation in Madikeri on Monday.

The workers wore garlands of vegetables during the protest. A procession was carried out from General Thimmaiah Circle to the deputy commissioner’s office on the occasion, with the protesters shouted slogans against the Union government.

The Mahila Congress members said that after the scrapping of high denomination currency, a crisis has been created in the country. Change is not available for the common man to transact. They said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is acting as a dictator and not listening to the woes of farmers and daily wage labourers.

Poor being loot

AICC member Usha Naidu said that in the name of demonetisation, the BJP-led government is looting the poor and middle class. The government was not able to curb black money through its demonetisation move.

She urged the Central government to withdraw all the restrictions on cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs. Stating that Modi had sought 50 days’ time to fight graft and eliminate black money, she said even after 50 days, the monetary situation in the country has not changed. All the deposits in the banks should be given interest of 18% from the day of the scrapping of currency. All the charges on digital transaction should be waived off.

The AICC member said the government should also pay compensation to at least one woman in a BPL family, with Rs 20,000. The wages for the labourers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme should be hiked.

MLC Veena Acchaiah, DCC president T P Ramesh and others were part of the protest.

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