The objective of this event was to call out to all those affected by unjust fees being levied by banks and to urge them to participate in this protest.

Hundreds join Sanjay Nirupam Sucheta Dalal for Tweet Morcha to protest unfair bank charges
news Bank Charges Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 19:20

In a virtual protest, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee Chief Sanjay Nirupam and Moneylife Foundation Trustee Sucheta Dalal organised Tweet Morcha in Mumbai on Tuesday to protest against unfair bank charges levied on customers.

The objective of this event was to call out to all those affected by unjust fees being levied and to urge them to participate in this protest, since the levying of such charges by banks amounts to an illegal practice.

Hundreds of agitated customers, along with members of civil society and bank union members were present at a pre-decided venue in Mumbai from where they tweeted to the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister with the hashtags #TweetMorcha and #BankSeBachao demanding that action be taken against the banks.

“The Prime Minister is active on twitter. Hence, we have chosen this platform to address this serious issue. We want him to hear the plea of the common man who suffers on a daily basis due to the unjust practices of the banks. Today, hundreds of victims of bank atrocities gathered and tweeted about this issue voicing their opinions and rage addressing it to the Prime Minister. We hope that this plea doesn’t go unanswered and an appropriate action is taken against the banks”, said Sanjay Nirupam.

Sucheta Dalal said, “Earlier, we approached the Reserve Bank of India and Arun Jaitley, Central Finance Minister seeking help. However, the plea went unheard. But there is nothing like the unity of common people. Hence, people came together and tweeted to the Prime Minister expressing their views and disappointment over this issue. This protest not only aims at bringing the prejudices of banks down but also to show them the strength of unity of the common people in this country”.

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