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Yechury raises poll heat in Shimla

Adding colour: A BJP supporter campaigning at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

General Secretary of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI[M]) Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said demonetisation and GST implemented by the Modi government had ruined the informal economy of the nation and the common man is pressed to the wall.

Mr Yechury was speaking at a well-attended rally for CPI(M)candidates Sanjay Chauhan and Kuldip Tanwar from Shimla and Kusumpati constituencies respectively.

Patel wanted RSS ban

Mr. Yechury said the BJP is paying big tributes to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel these days but has forgotten that it was he who had demanded a ban on the RSS. The same RSS is now out to demolish the democratic institutions of the country and pushing it towards a kind of dictatorship, he said.

The small and marginal business enterprises were severely affected after demonetisation and the Left and other parties have decided to observe November 8 as a black day now, Mr Yechury said.

The Left leader said the gap between the rich and poor has increased in the past three years. During the UPA, 1% of the population was controlling 49% of GDP but now this 1% is controlling about 60 % of the nation’s GDP.

Law & order collapse

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Subhashani Ali raised the issues of the rape and murder of the Shimla schoolgirl and deteriorating law and order in the entire country in the Modi-Yogi raj. Taking on incumbent Chief Minister, she said he had banned the university students’ elections and would not mind, given an opportunity, banning the Assembly polls too.Ridiculing demonetisation, Ms. Ali termed it ‘Pocket Mar’ (pickpocketing) that had ruined 125 crore people of this country in one go.

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