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Azad, Mohan Prakash to kick-off Cong protest on note ban in Maharashtra

Agencies, New Delhi

In its revival mode in the western state of Maharashtra, the Congress has planned an elaborate week-long agitation programme ‘Jan Akrosh Yatra’ against the Narendra Modi government over demonetisation and roll out of half-baked GST. AICC General Secretary in-charge Maharashtra Mohan Prakash said both he and party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will kick-off the campaign from Ahmednagar on Tuesday.

“We are planning to involve all sections of people — the traders, women, jobless youths and Dalits. Besides mass rallies in key political hubs like Konkan, Marathwada, Nagpur and western Maharashtra, we will also organise seminars and small meetings involving various aggrieved sections of the society,” Mr Prakash told UNI here.

He said major rallies will be held in Mahad, Osmanabad, Chandrapur, Amravati and Sangli. “The protest meetings get underway on October 31, the death anniversary of former Indira Gandhi and will conclude at Sangli in Western Maharashtra on November 8, the first anniversary of imposition of note ban,” he said. Meanwhile, Opposition leader in the state Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said in Nashik that the state government has lost its credibility by cheating farmers on loan waivers.

To a question on the BJP trying to corner senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the run up to the elections in Gujarat, Mr Prakash said, “The BJP should do soul searching. Their attempts to make baseless charges against Ahmed Patel is only to divert attention from their failure in providing good governance in Gujarat,” he said.

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