India is set to witness biggest protest yet against the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 old currency notes on Monday as at least 18 opposition parties prep for countrywide bandh and marches.
Samajwadi Party workers started their protests against the currency ban at Allahabad by clocking railway tracks and raising slogans.
Congress, TMC, CPM, CPI, NCP, BSP, AAP and RJD are expected to be part of protests on Monday. TMC leader Mamata Banerjee had earlier lead the protest march to Rashtrapati Bhawan.
However, Congress has said that it will neither participate nor support bandh but will take out protests marches and Nitish Kumar’s JDU has decided to completely by-pass the protests and support the currency ban.
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Here are the live updates:
Delhi (2:30 pm): Apart from Congress and other opposition parties, National Students Union of India also staged a protest against demonetisation
West Bengal (1:00pm): Addressing the anti-demonetisation rally in Kolkata on Monday, West bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said, "We may die or survive, our slogan will be to remove Narendra Modi from power." She accuded PM Modi of acting like a God while making this deciosn, "PM Modi has suddenly came up with this decision acting like God; Never asked who needs Rs 500/1000 and made the demonetisation move." "Bazaar, cinema, Jatra (theatre) - everything got affected, but he (PM) didn’t care about the common people," she added.
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