Nagpur: Congress party workers on Thursday, Aug 27, staged protests against BJP rule at the Centre and Maharashtra State. The protesters having gathered in a large number in front of BJP office at Gandhi Sagar in the city shouted slogans against BJP government, led by Narendra Modi at the centre and Devendra Fadnavis in the state. Former Congress Pradesh president Manikrao Thakre also joined the protesters.
Manikrao Thakre termed Modi and Fadnavis as patrons of corruption, for both of them are protecting their corrupt ministers, Modi at the Centre and Fadnavis in the state. He categorized Fadnavis as the chief minister ever ready to provide clean chits to his corrupt ministers.
Attacking Narendra Modi, he said that not a single commitment to people had been fulfilled by Modi government, which were made by him before coming to power, and now the people are fed up of rising dearness and corruption and the Prime Minister’s silence on such burning issues.
According to Thakre, the farmers in the state are on the verge of ruin due to natural calamities and non-cooperation of the government, for neither is the government providing them facilities nor exempting their debts. He claimed that such protests would continue until the government announced exemption of the debts of farmers and granted them facilities.
The protesters included former Cong-ministers Nitin Raut and Anees Ahmed, and Cong city president Vikas Thakre.