Bharat Bandh Today: Many Things You Need to Know
As we know that, people continue to face hardship standing in lines outside ATMs and banks. So opposition parties have called for a nationwide protest against the demonetization today, 28th November, 2016.
Yesterday, 27th November, 2016, Congress party made it clear it has not called for a ‘Bharat bandh’ today, but will hold protests across the country against demonetisation.
Bharat Bandh: Many Things You Need to Know:
- Many patyies such as the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party said that they do not want a strike today but it will hold protests across the country. The Congress has called it a “Jan Aakrosh Diwas“.
- Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had started the call for a unified protest against the currency ban in India.
- According to reports, a turnout of at least 1 lakh people is expected. And The Aam Aadmi Party will hold a protest at Central Park, the heart of Delhi.
- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is against Bharat Bandh. He supported the currency demonetization and he was “convinced” that it would help in the fight against black money.
- The Congress Party said that, it has not called for a Bharat bandh today. Jairam Ramesh said that, “Misinformation has been spread by the BJP which is ill-informed.”
- Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said about Bharat Bandh, “Knowing the popular support to demonetization, Congress has changed its strategy from calling for a countrywide bandh to Aakrosh rallies.”
- It is clear that all this is aimed at finding space in the media as they have clearly lost out space in the debating forum of Parliament and the minds of the people.”
- The opposition parties agree on the principle of the currency demonetisation. But they said that the government has taken the step without any sufficient preparations and resulting in huge pressure and hardship for the common man.
- Since PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of the currency ban on 8th November, 2016, all banks and ATMs have witnessed block-long queues.
- The government says this move has received large-scale support from the common man.