2 years of demonetisation : Assam Congress leaders protest, Arrested

Congress leaders including APCC President, Ripun Bora  were arrested for protesting outside RBI, against completion of two years demonetisation move.


Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, President, Ripun Bora was arrested on Thursday for protesting outside Reserve Bank of India Guwahati against the  completion of two years of BJP-led Government’s demonetisation move.

The Congress staged a protest rally against demonetisation in front of the Reserve Bank of India in  Guwahati . Hundreds of congress workers who took part in the protest rally were also picked up by police from the Panbazaar police station.

Along with Bora, Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, former minister Rockybul Hussain and Gaurav Gogoi, too, were arrested by the Panbazar police.

It must be mention here that on November 8, 2016, the BJP-led Central Government announced the demonetisation of all Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi series and announced the issuance of new currency in exchange for the demonetised bank notes which had caused chaos among the citizens of India.

2 years of demonetisation : Assam Congress leaders protest, Arrested

Meanwhile the  second anniversary of demonetisation triggered a full blown Twitter war between the BJP and the Opposition parties. While the Opposition described it as a “disaster” the BJP said, it was a “stringent action against corruption”.

The Congress has called for a nationwide protest on Friday and the Trinamool said it will observe a ‘Black Day’ to mark two years of notes ban.

 Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in a statement said, “The havoc that it unleashed on the Indian economy and society is now evident to everyone. Notebandi impacted every single person, regardless of age, gender, religion, occupation or creed.”


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