GUWAHATI, April 1 - Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today made an appeal to the people to stand against the new set of rules announced by the leading nationalised banks of the country for their account holders at the instance of the Central Government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The people of the country should come out unitedly to force the government to withdraw these rules, which are aimed at benefiting the corporate houses only, said the APCC.
Senior APCC spokesperson Apurba Bhattacharjya described the rules that have made it mandatory for each of the State Bank of India�s account holders to keep a minimum deposit category-wise, or else to pay fines, as �anti-people.�
He also described the Namami Brahmaputra Festival as derogatory to the self-esteem of the people of Assam. He said the festival is only a prelude to the river-linking project articulated by the BJP in its first term in power.