THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Urging the Centre to take immediate measures to address the hardships faced by the people following the demonetisation drive, the CPM would take out a protest march to the Reserve Bank of India office on Thursday. Also, evening dharnas would be organised at local committee centres demanding that the scrapped denominations should be made valid till an alternative system comes into effect.
Referring to the difficulties faced by the people due to the demonetisation drive, the CPM state secretariat pointed out that the alternative measures introduced by the Union Government haven’t come into effect till now. Though there’s huge flow of people to ATMs, most of them are either empty or non-functional. The construction sector has come to a halt following the decision.
“The Union Government has admitted that the difficulties would continue for 3-4 weeks. This would mean more difficulties in the coming days,” the secretariat said in a statement. The CPM leadership welcomed the State Government decision extending the deadline for paying taxes and other fees till November 30.
Though there’s no opposition to the drive against black money, the current measures taken by the Centre cannot be accepted. “It’s evident that the Union Government had already given indications to the black money lobby to transfer their unaccounted money elsewhere,” said the party state secretariat.