Opposition parties hold countrywide protests against demonetisation
Countrywide protest named “Jan Aakrosh Diwas” against the ban of high denomination notes opens today morning by the opposition parties mainly including Congress, Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, DMK and Left parties.
On the other hand, both the houses of parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, observe fireworks on demonetisation policy imposed by the Centre.
- Samajwadi Party workers in Allahabad torched an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress activists held a public meeting at Clock Tower in Chowk.
- DMK leader MK Stalin along with party workers got detained while protesting against note ban in Tamilnadu.
- In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool is leading a massive protest march in capital Kolkata and left leaders are holding protest rallies throughout the state.
- Congress workers who were participating in a “Jan Aakrosh Diwas” rally in Jammu were detained by police.
- While the Left has called for a shutdown, Congress, Trinamool Congress and AAP are holding protests in parliament and on the streets saying Bandh results in a huge loss.
- Opposition leaders from DMK, CPM, Congress and RJD demonstrated in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament.
- In Uttar Pradesh Mayawati and her party are not the part of the shutdown, but strongly opposed the government’s notes ban policy saying, “the BJP should declare how much money it has deposited in banks in the last 10 months.”
- Kerala, where left parties are in power, witnesses complete shutdown in the early hours of hartal. ‘Hartal’ which called by Left Democratic Front has begun at 6 a.m. During the hartal hours, special exemptions have been given to banks, hospitals, tourist centres, Sabarimala pilgrims and weddings.
- Sources from Bihar says, several trains in Patna, Jehanabad, Gaya, Bhojpur and Muzaffarpur have been stopped by the workers of the Left parties. The ruling party JD(U) has opposed the bandh while its two alliance parties, the RJD and the Congress, have supported it.