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.

WATCH VIDEO: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Slams Opposition Over Demonetisation

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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First Published on: November 24, 2016 3:54 pm
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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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                    Amit
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 11:10 am
                    We support you Modi Ji.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Request to all media persons not to hype this news.
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                      Anand Sudan
                      Nov 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm
                      A bandh for the black money holders, for thriving black money in the country.
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                        Anand Sudan
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 12:21 pm
                        Alas! a bandh for black money holders, hawala operators! Opposition is saying-long live black money, long live parallel economy.
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                          Anand Sudan
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm
                          Looters and anti nationals are ganging up against the poor people of the country who has been suffering due to the menace of black money.The poor and the marginalised people are behind PM Modi. That is what the bypll results and the recent survey results show. The entire system was controlled by the black money holders. Everything was beyond the reach of poor man in this country because of black money. They can not purchase a piece of land to put up a house nor they can sent their wards in good schools and colleges, every thing is usurped by the blak money holders
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                            Anand Sudan
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 6:28 pm
                            The guts of the leaders who called the bandh is unparallel It is a pity that these leaders have become the promotrs of black money
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                              anil
                              Nov 24, 2016 at 11:14 am
                              Write a comment...lt;br/gt;.
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                                Rajesh
                                Nov 24, 2016 at 11:18 am
                                I do not know this is Bandh "Closure" of India or Closure of Opposition parties. We as an Indian prefer later option.
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                                  Prashanth
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 4:49 am
                                  TMC Leader having Huge Black Money......So Mamata is trying to save.My Humble request to mamata Didi,Please don't wast time on this ....go to bank and make your income white..........
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                                    Arjun
                                    Nov 25, 2016 at 5:00 am
                                    I really don't understand even, why people are not with Modi, this is one of the best move..... I feel pity about future us, all of us would be sufferers. people who will support this Bandh, guys please understand just for the greediness of couple of leaders your future is gonna ruin. W world is applauding but people here say that its not good move, come on guys.
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                                      ARUN GUPTA
                                      Nov 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                      I do not support the Bund as in Karnataka we have already suffered loss of many working days,more over the Bund is anti-national
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                                        aravinda prabhu
                                        Nov 25, 2016 at 3:42 am
                                        i support PM. Im NOT SUPPORTING BANDH
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                                        1. अशोक.गोविंद.शहा
                                          Nov 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                                          vande mataram- dear brothers and sisters of the motherland please demonstrait against the bandh call given by selfish oppositin for Bharat bandh do not cooperate with them keep open your establishment and defuse the ill intention of opposition ja g te r ho
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                                            Dash
                                            Nov 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                                            Traitors have united for corruption. Bharat band for what??-....... to protect corrupt empires. We deserve a better and sensible opposition.
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