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STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 7th Nov: Charging the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre with not only creating problems to the people of the country but also taking the lives of many by announcing demonetisation policy which literally destroys the economy of the country, opposition parties of the state have cleared the decks for observing Black Day by organising a mass rally through Imphal areas on November 8.

Ahead of the Black Day protest rally, a booklet entitled “Modi na Manghan Takhanba” was released during a function held at Congress Bhawan, BT Road here on Tuesday. The function was attended by representatives of 10 opposition political parties functional in the state.

The booklet has categorically charged the Narendra Modi-led union government of destroying the economy of the country by imposition GST and demonetisation. It also contended that the move initiated by Narendra Modi to destroy economies of others backfired and destroyed economy of his own country.

All available data clearly show that the people of the country are suffering following the imposition of GST and demonetisation.

Through the booklet, the 10 opposition political parties have also demanded the authority to clarify on how common men should spend through cash or credit cards; to provide compensation to those who have died while standing in long queues in front of banks and ATMS for withdrawing their hard earned money, to compensate farmers who have failed to produce crops timely; initiate appropriate measures or mechanism to implement Lok Pal and Lok Ayukta bill; provide names of Indians holding accounts in Swiss Bank; reform electoral system to bring down corruption and also to provide data of black money stashed in foreign banks.

Speaking during the function, Black Day Protest Rally Organising Committee chairman Govindas Konthoujam informed that the rally would commence from 10.30 am on November 8. The rallyists would first assemble at Congress Bhawan and then start the rally through Khoyathong, Minuthong and culminate at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound where a public meeting will be conducted.

The former minister also appealed to all sections of the society to attend the meeting regardless of their political affiliations, whatsoever.

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