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Mixed Response On Bharat Bandh Over Demonetisation, Affects Normal Life In Some States

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After week-long disruption in the Parliament over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the Opposition has declared a Bharat Bandh today.

Opposition parties have been trying hard to corner the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation policy. But it seems that the leaders of the Opposition are not on one opinion over their call for Bharat Bandh.

Accusing the BJP of spreading misinformation, the Congress, however, on Sunday said it has not called for a ‘Bharat bandh’ or a countrywide shutdown today but ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ to hold protests over demonetisation.


“There will be protest rallies; we have not called for a Bharat Bandh (shutdown). Misinformation has been spread by the BJP which is ill-informed,” said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party has spread the misinformation that the Congress and other opposition parties have called for a bandh. The country is already shut from November 9, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation move. That’s why we don’t want a ‘Bharat Bandh’,” he added.


Addressing a rally in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while he had called for an end to corruption and black money, the opposition was rooting for the ‘Bharat bandh’.

While Patna Congress workers celebrated Jan Akrosh Diwas agaisnt demonetisation, BJP workers in Nagpur held a Jan Abhaar Diwas.

CPI(ML) workers in Darbhanga stoppd a train in protest against PM Modi’s demonetisation. The workers obstructed Hatia-Patna Express in Jehanabad.

A 12-hour bandh call was called by left parties in Thiruananthapuram of Kerala.

Left parties in West Bengal have called for a 12-hour shutdown after their counterparts in Kerala and Tripura announced the same.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed the bandh call. She will go ahead with her rally against demonetisation as planned.

Samajwadi party workers protest against in Allahabad against demonetisation.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused the Centre of making a mess of the Indian economy and causing hardship to farmers, labourers and traders by demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.


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