Opposition calls for Bharat Bandh against demonetisation on November 28

Earlier in the day, a united opposition attacked the Centre in Parliament over poor implementation of demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 7:32 pm
bharat bandh, oppositio bharat bandh, demonetisation, demonetisation protest, rajya sabha, parliament, black money, manmohan singh Opposition MPs protest outside Parliament on Wednesday over the demonetisation. Over 200 MPs from14 parties took part in the protest. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma)

The opposition parties on Thursday called for a nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) on November 28 against the demonetisation drive by the Modi government. Earlier in the day, a united opposition attacked the Centre in Parliament over poor implementation of demonetisation. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the opposition attack on government in Rajya Sabha, terming demonetisation a “monumental management failure” which would lead to dip in GDP growth by at least 2 per cent.

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Speaking during the debate on demonetisation which was briefly resumed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House, Singh said he agreed with the objectives of the scheme to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 as spelt out by the Prime Minister but he wished to highlight the problems that the common people and poor have been subjected to by the move.

The debate was taken up by suspending the Question Hour as both the opposition and the ruling side concurred as Modi was present in the House. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad urged Chairman Hamid Ansari and Leader of the House Arun Jaitley that the Question Hour should not be taken up and the demonetisation debate, which was initiated on November 16, should be resumed as Modi was present.

Some other Opposition leaders like TMC’s Derek O’Brien and BSP chief Mayawati also took the government to task on the issue.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    pallabob .
    Nov 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    ok, so all black money holder netas are going to protest. for whom? because public is ready to adjust, these pigs have lost all their illegal rackets thats why they want to criticize Modiji
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      MyTake
      Nov 24, 2016 at 9:37 pm
      How Bandh is going to help the "poor" get their exchange! Bone heads!
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        MyTake
        Nov 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm
        You will get chased out of the streets!
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          rajesh
          Nov 24, 2016 at 11:59 am
          They are not having any works do do. They are done the same thing for 60 years. I think Mr. Kejriwal will go for another operation in Bangalore and will take rest for another one month.
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            C.P sharma
            Nov 27, 2016 at 4:10 am
            I'm a Poor man. I have a monthly ry of 2700 rupees and my wife earns Rs 2200 for baby sitting and yet we are happy with Modi's decision. lt;br/gt;I only prey for God to help this nation.lt;br/gt;We will never ever learn. Akhand bharath was 2 times bigger than current India around 2000 years ago and the reason we are in this position is because of not the enemy outside.. the enemy and stupid people from inside our country. Again and again, the enemy within loot the country.
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              RR
              Nov 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm
              It will be successful only in West Bengal.
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                Sharmila satpathy
                Nov 25, 2016 at 3:30 am
                Write a comment...We should support our pm because whatever he did was for the betterment .God bless him.
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                  Som
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                  lt;br/gt;Upsc
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