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70 people have died due to demonetisation, lodge a case against PM Modi: Congress

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:38 IST

Senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today appealed the nation to register a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code for the death of 70 people across the country.

The Mumbai Congress president said: "For the past two weeks, the entire nation, especially Mumbai people are suffering a lot, after demonetisation. People are facing a lot of trouble and to support them, from today the Mumbai Congress has started the discussion on demonetisation. And through this medium, I would like to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that this demonetisation scheme was launched hastily without thinking about the pros and cons on the public."

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"About 70 people have died post the announcement of demonetisation and the Prime Minister is answerable for all these deaths. A case should be lodged against Prime Minister Modi under Section 302 of the IPC for the murder of these 70 people," he added.

Nirupam requested the Centre, "To increase the supply of new currency notes as the government has failed to provide new currency to almost 86% of population in the country."

Many incidents have been reported, where a farmer from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh committed suicide as he was upset over not being able to exchange Rs 3,000, which he was supposed to send to his stranded children in Tamil Nadu.

A 69-year-old man collapsed and died of heart attack after waiting in a queue to exchange currency notes outside a bank in Limbdi, Gujarat.

Too chaotic scenes and long queues were seen outside banks and ATMs across the country as people rushed to withdraw or exchange notes to pay their every day bills.


First published: 22 November 2016, 3:12 IST