Prakash Ambedkar Aghadi calls ‘Maha bandh’ on Jan 24
The Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Thursday stepped up its offensive against the Narendra Modi Government over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC) and current economic crisis, by calling a “Maharashtra bandh” on January 24.
A month it organised a massive rqlly of dalits in Mumbai, the VBA prepared itself for one more show down with the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
Talking to mediapersons after the leaders of VBA and other organisations supporting it, veteran Dalit leader and Aghadi president Prakash Ambedkar said: “As many 35 organisations are supporting our Maharashtra bandh on January 24. We have called the bandh among other things to condemn CAA, NRC and the oppressive ways of the Modi government”.
“There is a lot of anger against CAA and NRC among the people in the country. The Government is trying to implement the CAA and other laws through intimidation. On the other hand, the Government has lost control over economy. The Government is not able to raise adequate revenues because of a faulty GST, demonetisation and an atmosphere of mistrust. The country is heading towards bankruptcy,” Ambedkar said.
“We are holding the Modi government totally responsible for the situation in the country. We have called this bandh to condemn the Modi G overnment for its mis-governance. We request all political parties and organisations to join the bandh on January 24,” the VBA chief said.
It may be recalled that VBA had on December 26 organised a massive rally of his Dalits and Adivasis at Dadar in north-central Mumbai to oppose CAA and NRC.
At that rally, Amedkar had charged that the RSS and BJP-led government had hatched a “conspiracy” to create unrest in the country through CAA and NRC.
During his speech, he had contended that the CAA and NRC were not only against Muslims but they were also against 40 per of the Hindus in the country.
Ambedkar had demanded to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he would seek the resignation of or change the portfolio of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for making a statement in Parliament for making a statement that NRC would be implemented across the country.
Singling out the RSS and ruling BJP for a vicious attack on the current unrest in the country, Ambedkar had said: “If someone has hatched a conspiracy to trigger unrest in the country over CAA, NRC and National Population Register (NPR), it is no one else other than the RSS and BJP-led government”.
Courtesy: The Pioneer