Demonetisation: UDF wakes up, to observe black day
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The UDF has expressed concern over the ‘financial emergency’ imposed on the country by the BJP-led government through demonetisation creating hardship for the people. Protesting against the decision, the front will observe a black day on Thursday and take out a march to the Accountant-General’s office at statue here. The UDF leaders, at a meeting held at Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala's official residence here on Monday, blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the current economic situation in the country.
The meeting decided to support the LDF government to tackle the crisis in the state and asked it to take concrete steps in that direction. “The Sabarimala season begins on Wednesday and the pilgrims will be affected. The state government should open control rooms at the secretariat and collectorates to solve their problems,” said Mr Chennithala. Former chief minister Oommen Chandy flayed the BJP’s propaganda against the co-operative sector in the state. The two Congress MLAs, V. T. Balram and K. S. Sabarinathan, who had lauded Mr Modi’s steps, would have realised that those who queued up before the banks do not have black money with them,” said Mr Chandy.
The UDF’s reaction to the demonetisation came after it faced attack for keeping mum in the beginning. A Congress leader told DC that the UDF leaders had woken up from their slumber late. After the meeting, Mr Chennithala, Mr Chandy, Muslim League leader P. K. Kunhalikutty and KPCC vice-president M. M. Hassan held talks with Reserve Bank officials on easing the difficulties of the people.