United Opposition called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on November 28 as their protest on demonetization. Over 13 Opposition parties came collectively and decided to reinforce their agitation against currency ban. More than 200 MPs came together today for protesting against the prohibition on Rs 500 and 1,000. The union also raised slogans before Gandhi statue at the Parliament in New Delhi. Leaders of the Trinamool Congress, Congress, and BSP are included among the protesters.
The united opposition questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s absence and silence inside the house. Demand has been raised by the union for PM to speak on the demonetization issue in the Parliament. Thirteen opposition parties including the Left and the Aam Aadmi Party made slogans demanding answers on demonetization.
Leaders from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, and the BSP, were among the protestors. While the left leaders would rise a separate protest later in the day. CPI is planning to approach the President if Modi does not gratify to their needs.
CPI leader D Raja warned approaching the President is the final option if Modi did not respond to opposition’s questions. Congress leaders claim that few people are supporting black money outside Parliament. “But the fact is that ruling party is supporting black money and not allowing the discussion to take place in the House. We are ready for a discussion under Rule 56, which entails voting, “says, Congress leader, Mallikarjun Kharge.
The announcement of banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was made by Modi on November 8 in an assault against fake currency, black money, and corruption. New Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes are made available in ATMs and banks. Though, people had to suffer a bit while exchanging the older notes in the bank. People are waiting in long queues for withdrawing money from ATMs.