Opposition to observe 8 November as 'Black Day' to protest demonetisation
Opposition parties on Tuesday said they would observe 8 November as Black Day to protest against the 'ill-conceived' decision of the government to spike Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, a year ago.
New Delhi: Opposition parties on Tuesday said they would observe 8 November as Black Day to protest against the "ill-conceived" decision of the government to spike Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, a year ago.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters that the Opposition parties have worked out a joint strategy and would register their protest against the 8 November, 2016, demonetisation decision.
"Demonetisation was an ill-conceived and hasty decision of the government. It is unprecedented, perhaps in the entire world, that a government had to alter its policy 135 times within a month," Azad said, recalling how the government kept changing its rules in the aftermath of the note ban last year.
The decision to mark 8 November as the Black Day was taken at a coordination meeting on Monday that was attended by JD(U) rebel leader Sharad Yadav, CPM's D Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, BSP's Satish Mishra and Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien.
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