Hyderabad: Alleging that the Centre demonetised currency notes without proper planning, Congress on Monday held protests in Telangana against the move.
The opposition party also protested against the alleged attempts by the NDA government to downgrade the contribution of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Congress leaders, led by State party unit president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, protested at the busy commercial locality of Abids. The party activists also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion.
The Congress leaders and workers organised similar protests in several districts of Telangana on Monday, the party said in a release. Congress party is against black money, but “the manner in which Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes have been demonetised without proper planning resulted in misery to middle classes and chaos in the country,” the PCC President alleged.
Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Assembly K Jana Reddy, opposition leader in Legislative Council Mohd Ali Shabbir, former Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao and other Congress leaders sat on protest near the Nehru’s statue at Abids, alleging that the BJP-led NDA government sought to downgrade the contribution of the first premier.
An advertisement published in newspapers on the occasion of Children’s Day did not have the photograph of Nehru, Hanumantha Rao claimed. He also said that it was Nehru who initiated major irrigation projects like Bhakra Nangal dam and laid the foundation for the modern India.