TURA: Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) burnt the effigy of Prime minister, Narendra Modi at various locations in the town of Tura to protest against demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
The effigy burning was led by the MPYC president, Richard M Marak along with other members of his team which was undertaken near the SBI Chandmari branch, Dobasipara, Evening branch as well as the main branch. A similar act was also carried out in the BJP office in Danakgre on the outskirts of Tura.
“PM Modi had asked the citizens of the nation to bear with him for fifty days or he would face any punishment given by the citizens of the nation. His fifty days are up and the citizens of the nation are still facing the hardships due to demonetization. We are calling his bluff and demand that he stick to his word and face the nation or will he make a complete turnaround. From past record he is a man who does not value his own words and is known to make outrageous false promises for publicity,” said Richard on the reason for the protest.
The MPYC team also burnt effigies of other BJP members including finance minister, Arun Jaitley, BJP president Amit Shah as well as spokesperson of Meghalaya BJP, Nalin Kohli.