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Demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee, others march to President but Congress stays away

The BJP's ally Shiv Sena chief also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to abolish 500 and 1000 rupee notes in the government's battle against black.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee leads a protest march to President’s house in Delhi, demanding a rollback of the demonetisation move.

Opposition parties like the Congress and the Left, however, did not to join today’s march. “This is not about politics, this is about the country. The Congress, CPM can go later, Its their choice. No point in the doctor coming after death,” Banerjee opined.

According to media reports, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah are also to participate in the march.

As soon as the winter session of the Parliament started, Congress came out firing against the government on the issue of demonetisation. While the Lok sabha was adjourned for the day, Rajya Sabha function as per schedule.

Congress leader Anand Sharma, told the upper house, that the government has the list of those holding black money in Swiss Banks and the PM must tell who all are there in the list. An atmosphere has been created by the government where questioning it has become the parameter to decide one’s nationalism, he added.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi,  in meeting with party Lok Sabha MPs, asks them to fight for rights of people facing problems due to demonetisation.

Defending the opposition attack, BJP’s Piyush Goyal says honest people need not worry on demonetisation drive.  “The government has never called the demonetisation drive as surgical drive, but if you consider this as same then its good, “said Goyal.

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