Cong convention on Jan 11 against Govt's 'anti-poor' policies

7 Jan 2017

To highlight the "anti-poor" and "anti-public" policies of the Narendra Modi-led Union government, Congress will hold a day-long national convention here on January 11, where party vice president Rahul Gandhi will unveil its agitational programme post-demonetisation.

Congress general secretary C P Joshi said the convention - "Jan Vedna Sammelan", will be held at Talkatora Stadium where party's national office bearers, MPs, MLAs, PCC chief and district presidents from across the country will attend. He said the party will highlight the pain and sufferings of common people following demonetisation decision and will unveil its future agitational plans in this regard. The party will also highlight the "anti-poor" and "anti-public" decisions of the Modi government during the past 2.5 years of its rule during this conference.

"While fulfilling its duty, the Congress party will also highlight the anti-poor and anti-public policies adopted by the Modi government for the past 2.5 years. Congress party is a sensitive party which understands the plight of the common man. The party will fulfill its responsibilities towards public and keeping in view the public sentiment will stand with the people of the country against the government in the coming times," he said. Joshi said there have been some of the demands made by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, which include Central Government compensating state governments for any loss of revenue due to this exemption, an Income Tax and Sales Tax rebate of 50 per cent should be given to small shopkeepers and businesses.

Joshi added that demand for doubling the number of guaranteed work days and wage rate under MGNREGA for a period of one year has also been made, besides providing Rs 25,000 to women of BPL families, especially those running households, who are badly hit due to demonetization.