SHILLONG, Jan 07: The Congress Party in the meeting of the Region’s PCC Chief held in Guwahati on the January 5 last started the process of ‘mobilizing the Northeast’ to fight the “pain” inflicted by demonetisation and other “anti-poor policies” of the BJP-led government.
The meeting was chaired by C.P. Joshi, AICC General Secretary in charge of the Northeast.
“Demonetisation is the biggest issue in the country today. The Centre had said demonetisation would help track black money. But, after inflicting so much pain on people, the narrative has changed to cashless economy. We want these points to be highlighted to the people of North-eastern Region,” Dr. Joshi said.
Bhupen Kumar Borah, AICC secretary attached to Joshi informed that the party chiefs should select at least 30 party members in each parliamentary constituency to visit 1,000 non-Congress households and brief them about the impact of demonetization.
He also said that the present of the PCC Leaders were unanimous on strengthening the North East Congress Coordination Committee to take on challenges posed by the party’s rivals.
Borah said that the RSS and not the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), was a challenge as it was allegedly trying to destroy the culture and tradition of the Northeast
The President of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee, Dr. DD Lapang, while speaking at this meeting said that all the PCC Chiefs in North east should take responsibility for conducting programes to fight the pain of the People in Northeast in particular and the Country as a whole.