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Opposition parties hold protest against government's demonetisation move outside Parliament

Opposition Parties Are Holding Protest Against Currency Ban Outside Parliament To Express Their Solidarity Against Narendra Modi Government's High Value Currency Demonetisation Move.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 23 Nov 2016, 11:22:06 AM
Opposition parties staging protest against govt's demonetisation move - File Photo

New Delhi:

Opposition parties are holding protest against currency ban outside Parliament to express their solidarity against Narendra Modi government's high value currency demonetisation move.

Leaders of opposition parties were seen staging a protest near the Gandhi statue in Parliament premises against Govt's demonetisation move .

Opposition had a meeting of leaders of several parties including the Trinamool Congress, Congress, CPI-M and CPI on Monday. It has been decided that around 200 MPs would hold a demonstration at the Gandhi statue on Wednesday, Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien had informed.

The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticising the government's demonetisation drive made the following remarks - "The banks witnessed a huge surge in deposits right before the demonetisation move. BJP had prior knowledge of the exercise".

MPs from Congress, Trinamool, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Communist Party of India-Marxist among others were expected to participate in the demonstration.

While Trinamool members on the day held demonstration outside Parliament, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would be hitting the streets of Delhi against the demonetisation move.

"I am going to Delhi. I will be on the road on Wednesday. if we get invitation, we will join the protest programme of other parties on November 23. I also request everybody to join our programme as this is a big fight," Banerjee told the media in Kolkata.

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First Published : 23 Nov 2016, 10:14:00 AM