Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia along with his cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra was detained on Tuesday on their way to the Parliament protesting against Central government’s demonetisation move. The AAP government has been vocal against the government’s decision to withdraw currency of high value denomination to weed out black money from the country.
Last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launched a blistering attack on the Central government over its decision to scrap the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Both the leaders addressed a rally at Azadpur Mandi in Delhi where Mamata Banerjee served an ultimatum to the Narendra Modi-led NDA government demanding them to roll back the decision. At the rally, the West Bengal CM said that demonetisation will take the country backward by 100 years and said said a crisis of this proportion was not seen even during the Emergency.
The opposition parties has slammed the Central government’s demonetisation drive and has been demanding the Central government to hold a debate at the Parliament winter session on the issue.