Silchar, Nov 13: Prime Minister rendra Modi’s overnight decision to ban notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000, last Tuesday, took the tion by surprise. His decision to flush out black money and eradicate the evils of corruption and fake currency was a bolt from the blue for those who earn through unfair means. Members of Silchar District Congress Committee (AICC) have supported rendra Modi’s move, but not its mechanism. Addressing the media-persons at a press meet held at the District Congress office, Silchar, MLA Rajdeep Goala, said, “Our party supports such bold moves that were taken to eradicate corruption. But, common people are facing a lot of problems. Notes of higher denomitions have been banned which has created a chaotic situation.”
Rajdeep Goala also said that small traders, labourers, farmers and pensioners have been affected by the move. “Our party members have decided that we will provide water to aged persons who have to stand in the queue and also help people in filling up their forms if needed. It is indeed a serious issue as the Prime Minister promised that new currency motes would be made available within 2, 3 days. But, it is fifth day and still people have to wait and sometimes they return without withdrawing money form ATMs,” added Goala.
The MLA also appreciated people’s patience to stand in long queues for hours and the bank employees for working day and night relentlessly. He further said that there are many perishable goods which are being damaged as sellers are uble to sell it. “The time period from November to February is very auspicious for marriage ceremonies. The decision to ban notes has made it impossible to arrange marriages. What will people do during emergency? We met with the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar so that the tea labourers can get the wages clear. It is now tough to pay them. They live hand-to-mouth and survive at meager wages,” Goala added to say.
Karnendu Bhattacharjee, president, DCC also said that the Congress is not against the Prime Minister’s move. But life for common people are going to be tough it the same situation persists. Among others present at the press meet included, general secretaries, Kishore Bhattacharjee, Partha Ranjan Chakraborty, Dipan Dewanji and Rajesh Deb and Abdul Hai Laskar.