Kanpur police books 22 traders for posters comparing Modi with Kim Jong
The Kanpur police have registered criminal cases against 22 persons for putting up posters comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to North Korean dictator, Kim Jong. The posters were put up to highlight the issue of a deluge of small coins affecting their businesses.
Following the arrest, a trade leader said that they did not wish to celebrate Diwali this year. The posters had a photograph of Kim Jong on one side declaring that he will rest only after he has destroyed the world. On the other side of the poster is Modi saying, " I will bring an end to businesses."
The traders also asked Modi to resolve the small coins issue. The posters surfaced on Wednesday morning at many places throughout the city before the state executive of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was to hold a meeting.
The traders commissioned these posters after banks in the city refused to take deposits in coins, stating the lack of chests to keep them. According to the traders, many in the wholesale grocery business are left with coins worth about Rs 10 to 15 lakh each, while the retailers, on an average, have a stock of coins worth Rs 6-7 lakh each.