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Ujjain: Congressmen protest against imposition of minimum balance for account holders

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Ujjain: Congress workers held a protest march against the government’s banking policies on Tuesday. They were protesting against the Central Government’s decision that required account holders to retain a minimum balance of Rs 3000 in their accounts and consecutive charges of Rs 150 to be borne by the consumer after 3 transactions.

The Congress workers demanded that the government roll back this decision immediately in the interest of common people. Congressmen held the protest march at the main banks of Ujjain, namely State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India and Narmada-Jhabua Gramin Bank. Congress leader Vivek Yadav, who led the delegation, said the government had initially formulated the policy and forced women to deposit their savings at banks and was now restricting them from withdrawing their own money. These policies are made only to harass poor citizens of this country, he said.

Many members of the Congress party joined the march holding placards and shouting slogans, criticizing the government’s policies. They also threatened that the protest would turn violent if the decision not taken back. Arun Verma, Arun Rochwani, Dharmendra Prajapat, Ramesh Parihar, Devendra Chowdhary, Girish Chouhan, Hemant Bairagi, Jahid Pehalwan and others were present during the protest.

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Published on: Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 07:15 AM IST
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