Demonetisation in Kerala: LDF to organise 'human chain' protest against note ban on 29 December

Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling CPM-led LDF in Kerala will organise a 'human chain' across the state on 29 December as part of its plans to intensify protests against hardships faced by people due to the demonetisation scheme.

 Demonetisation in Kerala: LDF to organise human chain protest against note ban on 29 December

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The 'human chain' would be formed from northern district Kasaragod to state capital in the south, Thiruvananthapuram, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan said.

"Not only party workers and sympathisers but everybody who share the same sentiments on the issue can participate in the human-chain protest," he said.

Before organising the 'human chain', the front would conduct conventions in all panchayats across the state on 20 December while 'Padayatras' would be held on 22 December to create awareness among people about the drawbacks of withdrawing high denomination notes, he said.

Party volunteers would also conduct house visits at the booth level on 27 and 28 December in this regard, he said.

Alleging that only corporates have benefited from the demonetisation, Viswan said the decision to withdraw currency was taken by the Centre with "political motives."

Updated Date: Dec 13, 2016 15:12:51 IST