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Congress to launch agitation against Maharashtra government from October 31

October 31 will also be the day the BJP-led state government will complete three years in office

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2017 00:19 IST
Faisal Malik
Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
Congress’ state unit chief Ashok Chavan(HT FILE)

October 31, the day the BJP-led state government will complete three years in office, will also be the day when the state Congress will launch a state-wide agitation called Jan Aakrosh Andolan. The protest will start from Ahmednagar. Ashok Chavan, state Congress chief, declared this on Thursday. The party will also observe ‘black day’ on November 8, the day demonetisation was announced by prime minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan demanded judicial probe in the erroneous data provided by the banks for Rs34,022-crore farm loan waiver scheme declared by the state government. “Errors such as linking single Aadhaar number with multiple accounts is a serious matter and the state government must initiate judicial probe to find out the truth,” Chavan told reporters.

The state Congress chief said people are at the receiving end owing to the wrong decision and policies of the BJP government in the state and at the Centre. “There is anger among the masses which will come out during the Congress-led agitation from October 31,” he said.

The party will hold rallies in many districts of the state during the movement which will conclude at Nagpur, Chavan added. He also blamed the state for delay in disbursing loan waiver amount to farmers. “By imposing strict terms and condition as eligibility criteria for loan waiver scheme, the state government is trying to deprive farmers from the scheme’s benefit,” the state Congress chief said.

He said the government is insulting farmers by not clearing their loan account despite distributing ‘no dues’ certificates.

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 00:19 IST