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Congress protests on Demonetization anniversary
TIWN Nov 8, 2019
Congress protests on Demonetization anniversary
PHOTO : NSUI's protest against Demonetization at Congress Bhawan. TIWN Pic Nov 8, 2019

NEW DELHI / AGARTALA, Nov 8 (TIWN): Voicing against Demonetization, Modi Govt’s economic blunder and alleged corruption, Congress’s student wing NSUI has staged protest here in Agartala along with the whole nation.  NSUI's protest in Agartala (TIWN YouTube Link)

They have observed a “Black Day” across India on its 3rd anniversary.

Terming demonetisation as a “terror attack”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said those behind the “vicious” assault have yet to be brought to justice. His attack on the government came on the third anniversary of demonetisation.

On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to the nation that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would cease to be a legal tender. Modi's speech in 2016 after Demonetization

“It’s 3 yrs since the Demonetisation terror attack that devastated the Indian economy, taking many lives, wiping out lakhs of small businesses & leaving millions of Indians unemployed,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

Those behind this “vicious attack” have yet to be brought to justice, the former Congress president said, using the hashtag  ‘DeMonetisation Disaster’.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also hit out at Prime Minister Modi for the demonetisation move, describing him as “today’s Tughlaq”.

“Sultan Muhammad bin Tughlaq rendered the country’s currency useless in the year 1330. Today’s Tughlaq did the same on November 8, 2016,” he said in a tweet.

“3 years have passed and the country is suffering because- economy collapsed, employment lost. Neither terrorism stopped, nor the business of fake notes,” he said, and asked who is responsible.

Surjewala also cited global rating agency Moody’s lowering the outlook on the government of India’s ratings to negative, to claim that demonetization was a “man-made catastrophe”.

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