2016 and demonetisation are not over, there's more ahead

The government is set to roll out a massive canvassing campaign starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s address to the nation on n New Year�s Eve

2016 and demonetisation are not over, there

As the deadline to deposit scrapped notes expires on 30 December, the central government has reportedly asked union ministers to visit at least 10 places and hold rallies to support demonetization.

Reports said the BJP-led NDA Government is set to roll out a massive canvassing campaign starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on n New Year’s Eve.



Responding to the sharp criticism post the demonetisation drive, the ministers have been asked to address mass contact event to convince the people about the decision to scrap high-value currency notes. Reports suggested the rallies would be held in both rural and urban places, focusing on poll-bound states as Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Meanwhile, the Congress on Thursday announced that the party will begin a nationwide protest from 6 January on demonetisation and the corruption charges against Prime Minister.

"The Congress will start a three-phase nationwide agitation from January to protest against demonetisation and corruption charges against the Prime Minister. The first phase will start from 6 January," said Congress Communication Department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala was quoted by The Huffington Post as saying.

"Unlike what Modi promised, people continue to suffer even after the expiry of 50-day deadline. In fact, it will take at least 7-8 months to re-print the 86 per cent of notes withdrawn from the economy," he added.

On December 31, according to the reports, PM Modi is likely to speak about the roadmap post the demonetisation period especially on the steps likely to be taken to ease cash flow that has been a major problem ever since demonetisation took place.

Furthermore, he might also talk about the steps needed to deal with the problems the economy faces after the demonetisation was announced on November 8.

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