New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of DPCC president Shri Subhash Chopra, intensifying its protest against the Modi Government at the Centre and the Kejriwal Government in Delhi, for the country’s economic mess, rising unemployment rate and the notification against the regularization of un-authorized colonies in Delhi, held an Aakrosh Rally, as part of the party’s Halla Bol agitation, at Bawana in North West Delhi, today. A resolution was also passed condemning the Modi and Kejriwal Governments for their failures and stance against the un-authorised colonies. The Aakrosh Rally, in which thousands of people participated, was presided over by ex-MLA Shri Surender Kumar.
Besides Shri Subhash Chopra, prominent others who addressed the rally were chief spokesperson Shri Mukesh Sharma, ex-MLA Jaikishan and Ex MLA & DCC president Shri Surender Kumar.
From 10 a.m, workers from the industrial areas of Bawana, industrialists and farmers in large numbers began assembling for the rally. The demonstrators raised anti-Modi and anti-Kejriwal slogans for betraying the people of Delhi. People from the unauthorized colonies also raised slogans against the Modi and Kejriwal Governments for playing with their emotions and future, as they have been driven to the edge due to the wrong policies of both these Governments.
A resolution, tabled by chief spokesperson Shri Mukesh Sharma, condemning the notification issued by the Government on 19 November, 2019 regarding the regularization of unauthorized colonies, which has put the sword of demolition hanging over the heads of over 40 lakh people living in unauthorized colonies, was passed unanimously by thousands of people who participated in the rally. The resolution demanded the immediate withdrawal of this “Black Notification”.
DPCC president Shri Subhash Chopra, mounting a direct attack on the Modi Government for the economic mess, said that the extent of the country’s economic ruin can be gauged from the fact that the BJP Government has not spared even Reserve Bank of India’s Emergency Reserve Fund. He expressed surprise that the RBI Reserve Fund, which is drawn only on emergency situations like war or such other calamity, has been drawn by the Modi Government to cover up its massive failures on every front. Shri Chopra, with the support of data, disclosed that in the month of August, 2019, the RBI gave Rs 1,76,000 crore from the Reserve Fund to the Modi Government. He said that from 2014 to 2018, RBI released Rs 2,13,000 crore to make up for the losses due to the wrong policies of the Modi Government. Shri Subhash Chopra said that the total transfer of funds by the RBI to the Modi Government so far has reached a staggering figure of Rs 3,89,000 crore.
Shri Subhash Chopra said that for the first time ever post 1990s, the RBI had to sell its gold reserves in the open market. He said that the net result is that the only institution meant to provide financial stability to India’s currency and economic system is being brutally compromised to serve political interests of the BJP. Pointing at the farmers, Shri Chopra said that the country was going through a very difficult time in the farm sector, and the Agriculture Sector GDP has slipped to a mere 2 per cent in the first quarter of the Financial Year.
Shri Surender Kumar said that the farmers and labour in the villages are now in a desperate situation due to economic distress and unemployment. He said that the people are angry and upset at the Modi and Kejriwal Government for betraying them, and are waiting to teach a bitter lesson to both these parties. Shri Kumar said that if the notification against the regularization of unauthorized colonies is not withdrawn immediately, there will be a very big agitation by the people, which would be very difficult to control.
Shri Mukesh Sharma and Shri Jai Kishan said that it has become a recurring feature that whenever the BJP comes to power, people living in unauthorized colonies have to bear the brunt. They said that the Modi and Kejriwal Governments are playing with the lives of 40 lakh people by refusing to give them ownership right.
Besides Shri Subhash Chopra, prominent others who participated in the Aakrosh Rally were chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma, ex-MLAs Surender Kumar and Jaikishan, ex-Municipal Councillor Memwati Barwala and Shraddhanand Sangwan, Jasbir Karala, Naresh Lakra, Suresh Tripathi, Banwari Upadhyaya, Sanjay Dabas, former Municipal Councillors, those who contested the MCD elections, Block presidents, Mahila Congress, Sewa Dal, NSUI representatives and a large number of people from unauthorized colonies attended the rally.