Cong would raise transporter Pande’s suicide cause


Following on the death of Prakash Pande, a transporter who had consumed pesticide before attending a Janata Milan  led by state cabinet minister Subodh Uniyal, the Congress said that it is unfortunate incident was an example of the severe damage caused by demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST). they would not raise pande’s voice against GST in future.

After receiving Pande’s demise, PCC President Pritam Singh along with other colleague rushed to the hospital. They met the bereaved family members at the hospital and later held a condolence meet at the Congress Bhawan. The PCC president alleged that the BJP governments at the Centre and State are insensitive. The Congress party stands with the family of the late Prakash Pande. He reiterated that  Pande lost his life due to demonetisation and GST so the Congress will continue its opposition to these two decisions.

On January 10, the Congress will burn the central and State Governments in effigy at the district headquarters across the state to protest against demonetisation and GST. On January 11, candle marches will be taken out in all the districts to pay homage to Pandey.

Talking to the mediaoerson, Singh said that the way Pande was treated at the BJP State head office after he had consumed poison was also deplorable.

He said that this incident had further exposed the insensitivity of the central and State Governments. Former cabinet minister Dinesh Agrawal, PC vice president Suryakant Dhasmana, Congress Mahanagar president Prithviraj Chauhan and other party leaders were also present in the condolence meet at Congress Bhawan.


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