Note ban: DMK to hold state-wide protests on Nov 28
As CPI(M) decided to observe November 28 as ‘All-India Protest Day’ against the government’s demonetisation move, DMK on Thursday said the party would carry out protests outside central government offices in the state on the same day.
Asking party leaders and volunteers to participate in the protest, DMK cheif M Karunanidhi announced that ‘opposition leaders’– the Left parties — had decided to hold countrywide protests against the ruling BJP on the issue and that DMK will protest outside central government offices in Tamil Nadu.
“As far as DMK is concerned, massive protest demonstrations will be held outside central government offices in all the districts with the cooperation of the people,” he said in a statement.
“It has been 16 days since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation. Still many people are standing in queues outside ATMs and banks to either withdraw money or to exchange invalid notes,” said Karunanidhi in a statement.
He said more than 70 people had died standing in queues outside ATMs and banks. “Opposition parties have called for a nationwide protest on November 28 to condemn demonetisation. I request party cadre and public to join the protest and raise their voice against the BJP government,” Karunanidhi said.
Meanwhile, DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin asked why the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu had not set up a lokayukta.”The Supreme Court has asked the Centre why it has not set up lokayukta. The same question is applicable in the case of Tamil Nadu government too,” Stalin said in a statement.