Why This Pakodawalla Wants To Stage Dharna In Front of Cong MLA’s Home?


This Pakoda wallah is threatening to stage a dharna in front of the house of the Congress MLA. And he has a strong reason to do!! Congress MLA from Anand – Poonambhai Parmar – ordered over 2000 kg of snacks from a sweatmeats shop in the town. The snacks were eaten by the party workers involved in the Congress campaign during the 2017 assembly elections. But, after winning, Poonambhai conveniently forgot to pay the bill. The shopkeeper, identified as Amitabh Rana, began making rounds of the Congress Party office and the residence of the MLA, but to no avail.

Every time he went for money, he was turned back on some pretext or the other. On some occasions, even cheques were issued, but he was later told not to encash them. So, for over two years, Rana waited. Finally, on Wednesday, he sent a notice to the MLA that he immediately pay Rs 4.75 lakh due to him and threatened that he would sit on a dharna in front of the MLA’s house of he did not pay.

”After the elections were over, I time and again requested you to clear the dues. In April 2019, you finally paid me Rs 2 lakh and had assured me you will pay the remaining amount in next 2-3 months. We informed you many times that our financial position is currently weak. We are unable to even pay school fees of our children,” he wrote in the notice. Now, the shopkeeper is getting ready to stage a dharna along with his wife and children.

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