Jan Akrosh Divas: Congress to march from Mandi House to Parliament

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are likely to lead the march.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 1:31 pm
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As part of the nationwide call for protests against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Congress party members will march from Mandi House in central Delhi to the Parliament House on Monday. The Delhi unit of the party said that party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are likely to lead the march. Party workers will take to the streets “beating empty canisters and plates as a symbolic act to wake up a sleeping central government, which has shied away from explaining the messy execution of demonetization to the people of the country, which has caused unexplainable misery to the common people,” the party said in a statement.

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Opposition parties at the Centre will be observing November 28 as ‘Jan Aakrosh Divas’ in protest against the “draconian decision of demonetisation and the government’s monumental mismanagement in implementation”.

Party spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said that since November 8, 2016, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the entire nation by surprise with his announcement of withdrawal of higher denomination notes that comprise 86 per cent of the total currency in circulation, “people of India are being subject to unmitigated suffering and unprecedented crisis due to severe cash crunch.”

Meanwhile, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken, on Saturday, released a 31-page white paper on demonetisation titled — Note Pe Charcha. The document said the move “gives a detailed account of the fallout of demonetisation, including the short-term and the long-term consequences of the act.”