Congress urges state govt to subsidise supplies for poor
Adhir Chowdhury, West Bengal Pradesh Congress chief, on Monday, urged the state government to provide food grains and essential commodities to the poor people who are victims of demonetization at subsidised rate.
Talking to newsmen Chowdhury said that because of lack of planning by the Centre, lakhs of people in the country were suffering.
In Bengal, the farmers, small traders, small businessmen and common people, mainly from semi urban and rural areas, were facing great trouble.
“They have nothing to eat as their income has stopped. The market is empty and labourers are facing trouble. I request chief minister Mamata Banerjee to provide food grain and essential commodities to the poor people through rationing system till the crisis is over.”
He said for the past three weeks people stood for several hours in bank lines to get their money.
“The centre is suffering from indecision and unable to say when the ordeal will
come to an end.
The Prime Minister should come up with solutions that should be followed to stop harassment of common people.”
He said WBPCC would launch movement and organize rallies throughout the state against the hasty decision of Centre to demonetize high value notes.
“The government has several laws to check black money. But without implementing them, a step has been taken that has virtually crippled the country economically.
It is callous government where the Prime minister said the situation would
take 50 days to become normal while his finance minister said it would take several weeks to become normal. However experts said it would take six to seven months to become normal,” he observed.