The Congress party, on Tuesday, held a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram, opposing the economic policies of the central government. The party further accused the government of being responsible for the rise in farmer suicides.
Speaking about the same, Congress leader MM Hassan said, "Kerala is facing inflation due to central government policies. Suicides of farmers are heard on a daily basis. The Centre made a lot of promises to the farmers but none of them was fulfilled. Now they are acting as a mute spectator to their suicides. During 2014 and 2019 general elections, BJP made tall claims of creating job and employment for the youths, however, the unemployment rate is increasing in the country".
Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy who also participated in the protest march too blamed BJP for the falling growth rate of the country. He also said that BJP also needs to be blamed for the GDP situation in the country. "BJP has paralysed our GDP growth rate. The country is witnessing all-time low economic growth and employment rate has dipped to an all-time low," he said.
The Congress has decided to hold nationwide protests from November 5 to 15 against the central government policies with special focus on the economic crisis, unemployment, farm distress and the "adverse" impact of the proposed RCEP agreement.
The party officials had earlier mentioned that the party also plans to submit a memorandum to the prime minister through the district collectors. Additionally, it was also mentioned that a memorandum will be handed over to the governor on November 13.
The party further alleged that the Centre was not taking any "effective steps" to improve the economic situation of the country. It was also said that sections of society are facing difficulties and that the centre should take effective measures to improve the current situation.