MAN, WHO CON­SUMED POI­SON AT BJP OF­FICE IN PROTEST, DIES

Millennium Post - - NATION -

DEHRADUN: A man, who had con­sumed poi­son be­fore Ut­tarak­hand Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Su­bodh Uniyal last week af­ter he suf­fered losses al­legedly due to de­mon­eti­sa­tion and GST, on Tues­day died dur­ing treat­ment in Dehradun, hos­pi­tal sources said. Prakash Pandey, a res­i­dent of Hald­wani, the largest city in the Ku­maun re­gion, had re­counted his story to Uniyal dur­ing a Janata Dar­bar pro­gramme at the BJP of­fice in the state cap­i­tal on Satur­day. Pandey had in­tro­duced him­self as a trans­porter dur­ing the event. He told the min­is­ter that he was strug­gling to re­pay his loans af­ter de­mon­eti­sa­tion of a bulk of cur­rency and the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Goods and Ser­vices Tax hit his busi­ness. He said he had to con­sume poi­son as his at­tempts to draw the at­ten­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley and BJP chief Amit Shah through let­ters failed.

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