A Sangharsh March was organized at Karnal on 28 January 2017 as part of the Pol Khol Halla Bol campaign. The march started from Mahatma Gandhi Chowk and culminated in a meeting at the Secretariat gates, after which the PM’s effigy was burnt. Addressing the meeting, Haryana Party in-charge and Kisan Sabha Vice President Prem Singh Gehlawat said that PM Modi’s note ban decision has pushed the common people into great distress. Production and livelihoods have been direly affected and the economy is in tatters. Farmers and workers are reeling under distress while black money hoarders have been given scope for converting their black money into white at 50%. The BJP and its cohorts are enjoying lavish weddings and huge land purchases. Through the Sankalp March, the CPI(ML) makes the following demands:
(1) Pay Rs 1 lakh to citizens as compensation for the loss caused by the note ban. (2) Guarantee free food grains and free medical treatment in hospitals. (3) Waive all loans of farmers and school/college fees of students. (4) Make public the names of bank defaulters and black money hoarders in foregn banks. (5) Make it mandatory for all political parties to disclose all sources of their income. (6) Why has not the Modi government appointed a Lokpal yet? A Lokpal should be appointed without further delay.