Arvind Kejriwal to up the ante with rallies in UP and Punjab

He will also hold rallies in Meerut and Varanasi on December 8 and in Lucknow on December 18.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2016 2:42 am
Arvind Kejriwal, uttar pardesh elections, punjab elections, aap, aap campaign, aap punjab, demonetisation, rs 500 ban, rs 1000 ban, aap rally, indian express news, india news Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI Photo

IN A bid to raise his concerns against the Centre’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will hold a series of rallies in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Of these, the AAP said, Kejriwal will hold 21 rallies in poll-bound Punjab. He will also hold rallies in Meerut and Varanasi on December 8 and in Lucknow on December 18.

On Thursday, Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a rally in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi and asked the Centre to roll back its “insensitive” decision to demonetise the two notes, which has brought businesses and livelihoods to a grinding halt.

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“Clearly Modi ji has declared a war against the people of India,” he tweeted on Friday.

He also tweeted, “I am very sad that the FM has plainly refused to even review and consider rollback. Modi govt has lost connect wid people n has become very insensitive (sic).”

Kejriwal will go live on Facebook at 7 pm Saturday to “apprise” people on the “currency crisis”.

BJP protests against Cong

A day after the BJP put up hoardings across the city comparing people standing in queues to soldiers fighting terrorists on the border, it staged a demonstration against Congress leaders for allegedly comparing people in bank lines with soldiers who died in the Uri terror attack.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, “It is regrettable that Congressmen who imposed Emergency on the country and amassed black wealth from coal block auctions are denouncing the Modi government, which is fighting against black money.”