AAP, Cong stage protests
The Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress on Monday staged protests seperately as part of a pan-India stir against demonetisation seeking answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the amount of black money unearthed.
“We have gathered here to expose Narendra Modi-led Centre as the government has completely failed to fulfill its promises. it was “very strange” that during demonetisation BJP leaders were caught with large amount of old and new currency notes, and chanrged that they had “prior information” of the government’s move,” said Dilip Pandey, AAPs’ Delhi convenor.
Delhi Congress chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said people were waiting for Prime Minister to give details of the black money unearthed due to the massive exercise during his address to the nation on New Year Eve, but he “kept mum”.
She claimed 115 people died during the 50 days Modi had sought to stabilise the situation his sudden announcement on November 8 to demonetise high-value bank notes had triggered. People expected Modi to announce compensation to affected families, but he “did not mention” them in his address, said Mukherjee.