‘Bharat Bandh’ LIVE: Congress workers detained in Jammu; MK Stalin in preventive custody

Congress party clarified on Sunday that the call was only for countrywide protests and not for a complete shutdown.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 1:33 pm
bharat bandh, bandh, shutdown, congress bharat bandh, bharat bandh news, bharat bandh bengal, demonetisation, demonetisation protest, bharat bandh today, bharat bandh monday, national shutdown today, jan akrosh divas, bharat bandh timing, bharat bandh impact, is bharat bandh today? Allahabad: Samajwadi Party workers block railway track near Prayag Station as part of a nation-wide protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization move, in Allahabad on Monday. PTI Photo

The opposition parties led by Congress are organising ‘Jan Akrosh Divas’ on Monday to protest against the “poor” implementation of BJP-led central government’s demonetisation policy. The large-scale protests were first called by Congress party and other parties joined the call. However, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee – who has been spearheading the protests against demonetisation outside Parliament – has announced that her party will not join the protests. She said that it will add to the inconvenience of people who are already suffering because of demonetisation.

WATCH VIDEO:  Nation-Wide Protest Against Demonetisation By Opposition

Apart from that, Janata Dal (United) is also not supporting the protests. Bihar Chief Minister and party president Nitish Kumar has said that he supports the demonetisation drive and only wants government to put an end to the inconvenience caused to people. Other parties including INLD in Haryana, Telangana Rashtra Samithihas and Karnataka Congress have also backed out of the protests. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the demonetisation policy on November 8.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 6:44 am
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    Dungal
    Nov 28, 2016 at 3:40 am
    Looks like paying cash to pull crowds is not working for the opposition
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      Gino
      Nov 28, 2016 at 4:10 am
      Lines are much less. People getting back to normal
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        Hari
        Nov 28, 2016 at 8:07 am
        Congies sponsored bharath bandh is total failure. Sensing the public mood against the party, it changed its stance declared that it was not bandh only "protests". Except fake news in anti-national media like this, we do not see any sign of bandh anywhere. The Commies - terrorists supporters - and Kerji both are shocked by the peoples anger against them. All Corrupt parties will be finished in the next election.
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          Jay
          Nov 28, 2016 at 7:57 am
          Congi workers in J and K - terrorists and party alliance Partner of 2G loot both are protesting. It is clear that demonitisation has affected the counterfeit money printed by terrorists and black money held in cash by the Italian mafia led Corrupt Party.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Nov 28, 2016 at 3:03 am
            Moderator's linked with CONGIES.
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              SubbuI
              Nov 28, 2016 at 5:45 am
              INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS AND VICE PRECEDENT SRI RAHUL HI NEVER CALLEC FOR BHARATH BANDH BUT ONLY NATIONAL PROTEST DAY,lt;br/gt;IT DISOPOINTED BJP AND NALAYAK TUGHLAQ HITLER NMODI AND SPREADING LIES IN THE TV AND PRESS. People are AWARE of CHEATER MODI
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                Vanamali
                Nov 28, 2016 at 8:01 am
                Congy Party = Terrorists, Criminals, anti-nationals all led by mafia queen Italy Madam.
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                  Praful Vora
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 5:40 am
                  What a mess created by opposition? What is their point? They themselves don't know what they are protesting for? They are protesting because they lost black money ? Or people are with government so they upset and protesting?
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                    ashok s
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 2:10 am
                    If opposition boycott house today , it will be easy for govt to p many bills stuck in upper house to p
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                      atish
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 7:42 am
                      Cong party even declare bharat Vandh ,because People won't listen,MAJORITY OF PEOPle are with BJP.It would be an embarring for Cong,SP,BSP,TMC .So they just said "no, it is JUST A PROTEST".
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                        atul
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 7:45 am
                        Get rid of Impotent Feku as soon as possible
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                          Dash
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:16 am
                          Maoists support band. It says a lot about those supporting band. Some parties will be finished. Public knows wht is good for the nation.
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                            Balasubramanya
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 2:47 am
                            With one clever stroke tons of black money of these corrupt politicians become useless and it is quite understanding their frustration coming out in many ways. Being a Congress soldier PC has correctly said that he would have refused to implement the de-monitisation which has ruined their hard earned black money since 70 years. Mr. PC general public is very happy with this fight against corruption and black money.
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                              Black Angrez
                              Nov 28, 2016 at 3:49 am
                              Bandh completely failed. A tight slap on the face of Khujli and his Van .
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                                Abhimanyu
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 7:04 am
                                How much black money really got deposited till now with this move? If it is less than 1 lac crore, it is a futile exercise.
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                                  Abhimanyu
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 7:17 am
                                  It is impossible to convince illiterate and blind bhakts who sit online all the time.
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                                    Abhimanyu
                                    Nov 28, 2016 at 8:03 am
                                    They have not declared bharat bandh. check your facts.
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                                      Eknath Meshram
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                      IF THE PUBLIC FEELS THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG IN IMPLEMENTATION OF DEMONETISATION, THE PEOPLE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO PROTEST FOR SEEKING INSTANT CORRECTIVE MEASURES. BUT THE DESTRUCTIVE AND DISRUPTIVE ACTIVITIES BY PROTESTERS MUST BE PREVENTED BY PROTESTERS THEMSELVES. WITHOUT PROTEST AGAINST SUFFERINGS, THE DEMOCRACY WILL BE CONVERTED INTO DICTATORSHIP.
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                                        kris
                                        Nov 28, 2016 at 8:37 am
                                        Mammata banerjee is a gang leader for the troop who oppose demonetize she need to concentrate on state economic and infiltration or illegal immigrant happening in india-bangladesh border
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                                          gopal
                                          Nov 28, 2016 at 3:49 am
                                          Opposition parties are divided as chalk and cheese, no one really knows what their party is going to do.. no wonder when the corrupt talks they talk in multiple voices
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                                            Hakim
                                            Nov 28, 2016 at 7:04 am
                                            The bank queues have drastically shortened and people are again getting comfortable. These unemplo political goons are actually causing drop in GDP. We, the citizens, condemn the bandh and declare that we are comfortable with little inconvenience than this stupid corrupt minded bandh. We do not support the opposition. They are misrepresenting us, the citizens of India. We will make sure that all those political parties will never come to power.
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