Tough time for Modi? Now PM to face protest from his own brother
New Delhi, Feb 3: All those big critics including Opposition may get an opportune moment soon to step up the ante on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reportedly, on March 27, PM's younger brother Prahlad Modi will protest against Central government in Delhi.
According to a Mid-day report, Members of the All India Fair Price Shop and Kerosene Licence Holders' Association will agitate in the Ramlila ground next month.
As Prahlad is the senior vice-president of the association's national executive, it is expected that he will be the star campaigner in the Delhi protest.
Prahlad is known for taking up good cause concerning the common people. Earlier in 2013 also he had announced agitation against Gujarat's Modi government for the same.
The association is dismayed that their demands have been pending since long. They have been demanding that Government should give State employee status to fair shop workers and the shops' power bills must be borne by the Government agencies. Apart from these two, association also wants Government to pay the salaries of at least two employees from each shop.
On asking about this latest development, Prahlad said, "I will not talk about the agitation or anything else. You may please speak with our national president Kaka (Pushparaj) Deshmukh."
When Deshmukh was prodded on the same, he objected that this is a fight between two brothers. He said, "Prahladji is one of our senior leaders and he has been associated with the cause for many years. For us, our association and the issues are more important".
On condition of anonymity, one of the office bearer said to Mid day, "When he(Modi) was Gujarat CM, he did not take any interest in addressing our concerns. He may prevent us from going to Delhi by taking some initiative this time, because it's a national issue".
Reportedly, the agitation in the Delhi will be the associations' final leg of the nation-wide protest, which will start with protest in many states from February 10.
It will really be interesting to see, how PM Modi will respond on the issue.