Bharat Bandh On November 28!

Wednesday brought with it a shocking news!

The opposition parties called for a nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’ on November 28 to protest against the demonetisation move implemented by the government from November 8.

While a united opposition has declared the day as ‘Aakrosh Diwas’, Congress on the other hand has plans to name it ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’, which is being called for, to protest the ban of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes (an initiative executed by Modi’s government to curb black money).

More than a dozen opposition parties (which are in power or have a significant presence) have already made the decision of intensifying their campaign against the defunct notes in the state.

Earlier in the day (November 23), the opposition parties (13 in total) protested outside the Parliament in order to up their ante against PM Modi’s continued silence despite their growing demands for him to speak or throw light on the demonetisation drive.

BSP, Congress, and Trinamool Congress were among the many protesters present outside the Parliament.

On the other Edge…

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu meanwhile stated that the nation is backing the demonetisation decision.
He said, “Let the discussion take place… people want the house to function and debate this issue. The whole nation is backing the Prime Minister on this decision.”

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee held a protest at Jantar Mantar, and said, “Farmers have lost their savings due to demonetisation. How are they going to survive. What about money in Swiss Bank. When our country’s economy was moving at a steady rate, government brought in demonetisation that really shuffled our country.”

She further added, “I challenge BJP that this time nobody will support their party, even their own workers will abandon them.”