A group of 50 Congress activists painted tattoos proclaiming “Our PM is Corrupt” to mark the 50 days of demonetisation here on Thursday with plans to intensify their agitation over the next few days.
Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam claimed that last week the party’s national Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had exposed the corruption details of PM Modi.
Gandhi had provided details of how Modi had allegedly received kickbacks nine times from two corporate houses and proof had been submitted to the I-T Department which failed to take any action in the matter, he added. “This amply proves that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is corrupt and takes bribes. On Thursday, 50 of our activists protested by painting tattoos on their hands to this effect,” Nirupam told a packed media gathering.
When asked whether the tattoos were of permanent ink, Nirupam shot back: “When the PM is not permanent, how can the tattoos be permanent? This is the start of our agitation against demonetisation.” From January 6, the Congress will stage a ‘gherao’ of all collectorate offices in the country, including Mumbai’s two collector offices in Churchgate and Bandra.
On January 8, Congress women activists will pray at Mahalaxmi Temple “to give wisdom” to the government and roll-back demonetisation, followed by a rolling pad-rolling pin agitation “to wake up the government” to the plight of the masses, Nirupam said.