Cong protests out­side RBI of­fice on de­mon­eti­sa­tion an­niver­sary

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Ranchi - HT Correspondent htjkhark­hand@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

RANCHI: Congress work­ers led by party leader Alam­gir Alam protested out­side the of­fice of the Re­serve Bank of In­dia (RBI) on the sec­ond an­niver­sary of de­mon­eti­sa­tion of Rs 500 and 1000 cur­rency notes.

Ear­lier, party work­ers led by Ranchi Congress pres­i­dent San­jay Pandey marched from party of­fice to the RBI of­fice, burn­ing ef­fi­gies of the Prime Min­is­ter and the fi­nance min­is­ter, dub­bing de­mon­eti­sa­tion as a dis­as­ter.

“Novem­ber 8, 2016 would be re­mem­bered as a black day in his­tory. Com­mon cit­i­zens were ha­rassed in the name of weed­ing out black money from the econ­omy. How­ever, the Naren­dra Modi govern­ment got ex­posed and peo­ple would give a be­fit­ting re­ply in near fu­ture,” said Alam.

Hit­ting out at the Cen­tre, Ranchi Congress pres­i­dent San­jay Pandey said the coun­try is still reel­ing un­der the ad­verse im­pact of the move that proved to be a dis­as­ter.

The state BJP lead­ers, how­ever, re­acted sharply to the de­vel­op­ments, say­ing the Congress was protest­ing de­mon­eti­sa­tion as its lead­ers lost all of their ‘ill-got­ten’ money.

“The Congress was af­fected the max­i­mum due to de­mon­eti- sa­tion as their black money turned into pa­per overnight. The party was hit fi­nan­cially and is still so des­per­ate about the move. As far as the suc­cess of the move is con­cerned, the ba­sic ob­jec­tive was to bring the black money cir­cu­lat­ing into the econ­omy into the bank­ing sys­tem which was ful­filled,” said Jhark­hand BJP spokesper­son Pratul Shahdeo.

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■ Congress work­ers demon­strat­ing in Ranchi on Fri­day.

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