The Opposition parties on Wednesday staged a combined protest against the government over demonetisation drive by forming a giant human chain outside the Parliament raising slogans and carrying placards demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the House.
The chain began from the entrance of the Parliament near the media stand and stretched across the Mahatma Gandhi statue. Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien, Janata Dal (United)’s Sharad Yadav, and the DMK’s Kanimozhi were among the almost 200 Opposition MPs gathered in Parliament premises.
#This is feudal landlord system brought by this government, where poor are snatched off their earnings, says Mamata Banerjee
#Government has lost all the credibility, and if credentials are lost everything is lost, says Mamata Banerjee
#I challenge BJP that this time nobody will support their party, even their own workers will abandon them, says Mamata Banerjee
#When our country's economy was moving at a steady rate, govt brought in Demonitization that really shuffled our country
#Most of industries are on standstill, labour & working class is not getting their daily wages and not able to eat anything
#This protest is not about election, govt should understand that whatever they did is affecting normal people
#Opposition parties will launch country wide protest (Aakrosh Diwas) on 28th November over demonetisation move
# TMC stages protest against Government's demonetisation move at Jantar Mantar.
#Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaking to reporters outside the Parliament said “The Speaker is refusing to give us a debate under an adjournment motion. Question is not whether PM sits there, question is, are we being allowed to speak".
#CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury in the Rajya Sabha said “Government answerable to the House and Parliament is answerable to the people. Modi is violating the very constitution he took an oath on. He has to come and answer,”
#“The nation is standing in line and we are doing just that here,” Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said.