THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Wayanad-based farmer has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his share from the promised black money hunt. K Chathu, a farmer hailing from Mananthavady, has urged the Prime Minister to deposit at least Rs 5 lakh in his account to help him survive the crop loss.
The 68-year-old was in news earlier for suing actor Mammootty for appearing in a ‘misleading’ advertisement.
In his letter, Chathu reminds the Prime Minister about his poll promise that black money stashed by Indians abroad would be brought back and Rs 15 lakh will be credited to each citizen’s account. “After three years in power, you have not realised the promise. Decreasing prices of agricultural products, rising prices of consumables, oil and cooking gas has added to the miseries of commonman. I humbly request you to take steps to keep your word by giving at least Rs 5 lakh,” Chathu said.
Chathu has given his Federal Bank account details for the PM to deposit the money.
Chathu told TNIE that his letter was not just aimed at Modi.
“Political parties seldom care for their poll promises. People should question them if they wish for a change in the system,” he said. Chathu said he was equally depressed by people’s indifference. “The entire population is suffering from the perils of demonetisation and GST. Surprisingly, there is not even a fitting protest. This indifference is explained as people’s approval by politicians like Modi” he said.
An ex-Naxalite and an active worker of ‘Porattam’, widely regarded as an extreme Left organisation, Chathu had earlier sued actor Mammootty, brand ambassador of a popular bath soap.
Chathu, in his petition with the consumer court had demanded Rs 50,000 as compensation as he did not become ‘fair’ as promised by Mammootty in the advertisement. The soap manufacturer later settled the case by paying Rs 30,000 in an out-of-court settlement.