The opposition has decided to observe the upcoming demonetization anniversary on Nov 8 as “Black Day” across the country with Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader Of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, calling the move as “Scam of the Century.”
Come Nov. 8 and it would be exactly one year of the historic demonetization move but the opposition has decided to observe the anniversary as “Black Day” across the country. According to reports from The Indian Express, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader Of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, announced at a joint press conference that eighteen political parties have decided to hold protests in the country on the demonetization anniversary. He said that the parties will oppose the government’s decision that caused so much hardship to the people.
Criticizing the move, he said that never ever have people died in the world because of a government policy. He further stated that the demonetization announcement made by Narendra Modi-led BJP government on Nov 8 last year was the scam of the century and this is why they would observe it as ‘Black Day.’ He was also joined by Derek O’Brien of Trinamool Congress and Sharad Yadav of Janata Dal (U) at the press conference.
Notably, the conference comes a day after many leaders of different parties met to chart out strategies to take on the central government regarding the negative impact of demonetization. On the other hand, DMK has said that its party workers would wear black shirts to mark their protests on the Black Day, The Times of India reported.
M K Stalin, the working president of the party said that demonetization affected every person of the country cutting across economic status and also hindered economic growth. Slamming the move, he said that ex-PM Manmohan Singh and many noted economists had opposed demonetization but the BJP government did not listen to anyone and went ahead with its stubborn attitude, implemented the move.