Vol. XLI No. 05 January 29, 2017

KERALA: Mock Trial of Modi Sends a Strong Message against Demonetisation

NS Sajith

THE Mock trial of Narendra Modi held in all district head quarters of Kerala on January 24th evening sent a strong message to the central government against  digitisation of transactions. Thousands of people gathered at all centres to register their protest against the hardships caused by demonetisation. People demanded the removal of all restrictions on cash withdrawal and a halt on imposing digitised money transactions.

The mock trial was organised at the call of CPI (M) Central Committee which was held in Thiruvananthapuram in early this month. The CC also called upon the Party workers to unleash nationwide struggles on the ten point demand charter. The mock trial will be followed by a People’s Forum at 2000 centers across the state in February and the mobilisation of various sections of the society urging the centre to lift the curbs on withdrawal of cash.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the mock trial programme in Putharikkandam ground in Thiruvananthapruam while CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan inaugurated at Thrissur.