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Opposition withdraws Bharat Bandh, calls it a 'Jan Akrosh Diwas'

Contradicting to what they had said earlier the opposition parties have decided to call their protest against demonetisation as 'Jan Akrosh Divas' instead of 'Bharat Bandh'. The Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that they do not want a strike but will hold protests across the country against the policies of the government regarding the notes ban.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 28 Nov 2016 4:25 AM GMT

Opposition withdraws Bharat Bandh, calls it a Jan Akrosh Diwas
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New Delhi: Contradicting to what they had said earlier the opposition parties have decided to call their protest against demonetisation as 'Jan Akrosh Divas' instead of 'Bharat Bandh'. The Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that they do not want a strike but will hold protests across the country against the policies of the government regarding the notes ban.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition parties in BJP's 'Parivartan Rally' for calling a nationwide 'Bandh' the Congress hit back, saying it has not called for a Bharat bandh. "Misinformation has been spread by the BJP which is ill-informed," senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu attacked the Congress party and said,"Knowing the popular support to demonetisation, Congress has changed its tactics from calling for a countrywide bandh to Aakrosh rallies. It is clear that all this is aimed at finding space in the media as they have clearly lost out space in the debating forum of Parliament and the minds of the people."

According to the political sources, most of the parties refused to call for the Bharat Bandh in view of the huge costs involved which according to the business lobby FICCI, could be Rs.13,000 crore a day.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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