By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, Feb 12, 2018:
Referring to the political parties in the State that are working with the BJP as “Judas in operation”, Congress national spokesperson, Tom Vaddakan said that the people of Meghalaya needs to distant themselves from these political parties in the forthcoming Assembly polls in the State.
“The BJP has got the art to influence other political parties. But sadly the parties who are helping or supporting the BJP are involved in ‘Judas operation’. It is really unfortunate that these political parties have surrendered before the divisive politics of the BJP,” Vadakkan said while talking to newsmen here on Monday.
While refusing to make a direct reference to the political parties that are conniving with the BJP, he said that he would not like to name them since there are certain rules of the Election Commission.
Meanwhile, he slammed the BJP led NDA Government at the Centre for making the common people of the country to suffer.
The Congress spokesperson said that the demonetization was like a tsunami that hit the Indian economy and left 150 people dead adding that hardworking common people of the country had to leave aside everything to make queues for days in front ATM’s and inside banks to collect their own money.
He said that instead of Prime Minister’s promise of generating two crore jobs every year for the unemployed, people lost their jobs.
Vadakkan also observed that the RSS affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) which is a part of the BJP party about 20 lakh people or more have have lost their jobs due to demonetization.
He also said that the tall claims of the PM that demonetization will root out black money, circulation of fake notes and terrorism has fallen flat on his face adding that instead, this has turned out to be Independent’s biggest financial scam that took people’s money and burned pockets.
On the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the AICC leader said this was used as a surgical strike on the common man even as course corrections were being done on the eve of Gujarat elections.
Stating that today’s prices of petrol have hit the roof, while international prices remained stable, he questioned the BJP for its failure to bring petroleum product under the GST.
“This (failure) is because the oil companies will be affected. This is cheating the people of the country as this is a thank you note from the government to the corporate,” he said.
He also alleged that the BJP-led NDA government is bargaining for clearance of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, without divulging how the common man is going to be protected under this Act.
“The unholy ‘Bail-in’ clause will allow the use of depositors’ hard earned money to help banks bail themselves out when they go bankrupt. The FRDI Bill is silent on the protection to the depositors hard earned money and the necessity of including the unholy Bail-in clause,” he said.
“The finance minister tells us that let us clear the bill first and then we will talk about protection to the common man. But can we negotiate with a government who has lost all credibility,” Vaddakan said while alleging that hard earned savings is even unsafe in the banking system with almost 15 banks in the public sector are in the red (as per reports).