Apologise, pay compensation to those died in queues to exchange currency notes: Delhi Congress

Ajay Maken said the party will take out a 'Jan Akrosh March' in all Assembly constituencies of Delhi on Sunday and also hold a demonstration at Prime Minister's residence on November 23.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2016 8:50 pm
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Delhi Congress on Saturday claimed that 55 people have died in last 10 days since the Narendra Modi government’s issued ‘Tughlaki farman’ to demonetise Rs 500/1000 currency notes and sought an unconditional apology from the prime minister and compensation to the families of the deceased. “Last 10 days have seen tragic deaths of 55 innocent individuals. What was their fault? The heart rendering incidents expose the reality of the Modi government’s ‘Tuglaki Farman'”, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Chief Ajay Maken told reporters at a press conference.

He said the party will take out a ‘Jan Akrosh March’ in all Assembly constituencies of Delhi on Sunday and also hold a demonstration at Prime Minister’s residence on November 23.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should unconditionally apologise to these 55 families and give adequate compensation to the affected families. Also, their deaths should be investigated and action taken,” Maken demanded.

The DPCC chief also released a list of 55 people who died allegedly while standing in long queues to exchange or withdraw money from the banks and the ATMs.

Maken also alleged that people were not only dying and facing “inconvenience” due to demonetisation move but their purchasing power has also “declined by 82 per cent”, taking the country towards economic “anarchy”.

“In the first five days of demonetisation, people deposited Rs 4 lakh crore in the banks and an amount of Rs 71,000 crore was either exchanged or withdrawn from bank accounts. This itself proves that purchasing power of people has gone down by 82 per cent,” he said.

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    Goyal Anandilal
    Nov 21, 2016 at 11:41 am
    I fully agree that they should be adequately compensated .
    1. I
      Nov 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm
      Ask these stupid Congress peoples who spoiled this country - KEEP THERE MOUTH SHUT. You are the Black Market Peoples who suffered the LOT.
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        jay desouza
        Nov 20, 2016 at 12:25 am
        The con artists are hurting real bad at the loss of black money. The strike has hit them hard where it hurts most. Now they are hiding behind common man. The common man is going to hit at the same place again, They like when con artists moan and scream.
        1. P
          Nov 20, 2016 at 4:25 am
          What about those Sikhs butchered in 1984? Did your party bosses apologize to those orphans? Shut the mouth.
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            Vishal Rana
            Nov 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm
            How about people who died in 1984 riots? When will congress apologise and compensate the families of dead people?
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              Mahender Goriganti
              Nov 20, 2016 at 7:20 am
              who will pay 10,000 / day who die of heart attacks doing nothing and or in sleep?? Got money?? why don;t you pay for now to all those??
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                velaler.com velaler
                Nov 19, 2016 at 10:19 pm
                Will these 55 persons who died due to mishandling of Demonetisation scheme become alive by this Jan Akrosh Rally? if PM apologises. No, no one will become alive. Now all parties should highlight the mishandling of this issue by a few in Govt. They must be punished and those who have lost their kins, be given a Job in Govt and monetary compensation to the shocking families.If Govt does not do so, Parties should collect Donation for helping them.
                1. P
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 12:43 am
                  Is he sure he can find enough "unpaid volunteers" to join him in his march or will they accept demonetised currency? Congress most certainly has lost a lot.
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