Opposition sees red as govt trumpets its victory
Pro and anti rallies were conducted by the BJP and opposition parties, respectively on the occasion of completion of one year of demonetisation on...
Nalgonda: Pro and anti rallies were conducted by the BJP and opposition parties, respectively on the occasion of completion of one year of demonetisation on Wednesday. In Nalgonda, Congress workers under the leadership of Nakrekal former MLA Chirumathi Lingaiah along with ZPTC Shankar Naik took out a rally from Clock Tower Centre to Collectorate and staged a dharna on the road near the Collectorate. They raised slogans against government’s unilateral decision of note ban.
Addressing the gathering, Lingaiah said demonetisation was a blunder because of which people of all sections have been suffering even after one year of its rollout. “Majority of the employment generating sectors have not recovered yet with the impact of cash ban,” they said. The leaders later submitted a memorandum to District Revenue Officer Kheemya Naik.
In Yadadri-Bhongir district, Congress leaders took out a protest rally in Bhongir. Addressing the gathering, District Congress Committee president Budida Bikshamaiah Goud slammed the Centre for implementing cash ban and Goods and Services Tax. He said both the moves have stopped the progress of the nation.
He mocked the BJP for celebrating note ban anniversary and sought to know how much black money they could bring back. In Choutuppal, Congress leaders and party workers burnt an effigy of Prime Minister for his one-sided decision of demonetisation and GST which “were taken against the interest of public”.
In Suryapet, Congress, CPI and CPM parties conducted rallies denigrating the Centre. In Nalgonda, Communist party leaders burnt an effigy of Narendra Modi and raised slogans against Centre for its “anti-people” policies.
Addressing the gathering, CPM district secretary Mudireddy Sudhakar Reddy stated that all Central government reforms were in favour of corporates sectors and against the uplift of common man, who struggles for bread and butter. Countering the allegations of opposition parties, BJP leaders described cash ban step a surgical strike on black money holders and extremists who were damaging the nation’s economy by circulating fake currency notes.
The saffron brigade conducted pro demonetisation and GST rallies in Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri districts. In Nalgonda, the saffron leaders organised a rally in the name of victory rally with torches. Speaking on the occasion, BJP district president Nukala Narasimha Reddy informed that note ban had put a check to black money. “Government’s move was a big blow to Pakistan who was promoting extremists by circulating the fake currency,” he said.