Opposition Calls For Bharat Bandh on Nov 28 Against Demonetisation

| November 23 , 2016 , 14:08 IST
[caption id="attachment_236560" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Representational Image Representational Image[/caption] The Opposition parties collectively on Wednesday called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on November 28 to escalate their protest over the demonitisation drive. The united opposition said that they will observe November 28 as ‘Aakrosh Divas’. More than a dozen Opposition parties have decided to intensify their campaign against the note ban in the states where they are either in power or have a significant presence. A united opposition on Wednesday held a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's continued silence and absence inside the house despite growing demands for him to speak on the demonetisation issue. Thirteen opposition parties, baring the Left and the Aam Aadmi Party, protested at Parliament's Gandhi Statue demanding answers on demonetisation. Among the protestors were leaders from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the BSP. Although the Left did not join the protest, it said that it would mount a separate protest later in the day. Meanwhile, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the nation is backing the demonetisation decision. "Let the discussion take place... people want the house to function and debate this issue. The whole nation is backing the Prime Minister on this decision," he said. After listening to the members, the Speaker however decided to disallow the adjournment motion, which created a huge uproar among the opposition members. The house then functioned briefly amid din, before Mahajan adjourned it for the day as opposition members continued creating ruckus.