Patna: Bihar’s ruling alliance partner RJD on Wednesday organised sit-ins at Patna and
all district headquarters against the demonetisation, with party chief Lalu Prasad accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating the country’s people.
“Modi has derailed the economy through demonetisation, which had led to increased job losses,” Lalu Prasad said while participating in the ‘maha dharna’ held at Gardanibagh here.The former Bihar Chief Minister urged the people to remove Modi to save the country.
“People across the country are facing problems and are forced to struggle for their own white money and for survival of small businesses to farming after demonnetisation. Modi has cheaated the country,” Lalu said in his address at the protest venue.The Rashtriya Janata Dal is part of the ‘Maha Gathbandhan’ or state-level Grand Alliance with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United and the Congress. The RJD chief dubbed demonetisationn as “anti-poor, anti-worker and anti-farmer”.”The Modi-led NDA government at the Centre is against the poor, labourers and farmers,” the former Union minister added.
Lalu Prasad said a large number of migrant workers from Bihar were returning to their native villages following the shutdown of factories after the Centre scapped old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.”More than anyone, the poorest of the poor have been badly hit by demonetisation. The poor are in deep trouble and battling for survival,” he said.Lalu Prasad said his party planned to hold a massive rally here early next year.
Thousands of RJD leaders and workers staged sit-ins at all district headquarters. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has supported demonetisation, while the RJD chief has opposed it. Earlier, Lalu Prasad had said he hoped Nitish Kumar will join his party’s protest programme.
General sec of Ram temple trust Champat Rai says trust has received around Rs 100 cr donation.
Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has received a donation around Rs 100 coror, said General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Champat Rai on Sunday.
While speaking to ANI, Rai said, “The data has not reached to the headquarters till now but we have got a report from our karyakartas, that they have received a donation for around Rs 100 coror for this noble cause.”
The Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust is conducting a mass contact and contribution campaign for the construction of the grand temple in Ayodhya which began on January 15 and will go on till February 27.
The Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust was set up in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict on November 9, 2021, for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.
In response to the questions raised regarding the donation made by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind for the construction of Ram Temple, Rai said that there is nothing wrong with it.
“He is an Indian and soul of India is Ram. So anybody who is capable can make offers in this noble cause,” he said.
President Ramnath Kovind on Friday donated Rs 5,00,100 as a contribution towards the construction of Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh`s Ayodhya.
A Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) delegation including its International Working President Alok Kumar, RSS leader Kulbhushan Ahuja, the treasurer of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Trust Govind Dev Giri and temple construction committee head Nripendra Mishra met President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 15.
Champat Rai also informed that Ram temple construction has been started and it would be finished in-around 39 months, most likely before 2024.