Opposition parties have decided to observe a protest called the ‘Aakrosh Diwas’ against demonetisation across the country on November 28. They have called for a Bharat Bandh to protests against the government’s decision.
This comes amid an uproar in both Houses of Parliament over the issue and the government’s refusal to discuss the matter in the Lok Sabha that would end in a vote.
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Opposition parties also formed a human chain earlier during the day demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak in Parliament and address everyone’s concerns regarding his decision to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. However, the Centre refused to give in to their demands.
PM Modi was present in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday but did not address the house. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have adjourned again for the sixth consecutive day of the Winter Session without having a constructive debate on the issue.
When the session resumed again, the Opposition demanded that demonetisation be discussed under the rule that requires voting. It also staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue outside Parliament.