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Posted at: Nov 10, 2018, 2:02 AM; last updated: Nov 10, 2018, 2:02 AM (IST)

Cong leaders hold protest on note ban anniversary

Event witnesses thin attendance of partymen, supporters
Cong leaders hold protest on note ban anniversary
Congress leaders and workers during a protest in Jalandhar on Friday. Photo: Sarabjit Singh

Jalandhar, November 9

Even as the ruling Congress today held a protest on the occasion of the “second anniversary of a failed demonetisation”, it saw a thin attendance of leaders and supporters today.

Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh was accompanied by MLAs Rajinder Beri and Sushil Rinku while other two city MLAs Pargat Singh and Bawa Henry did not turn up. They burnt the effigy of the Central Government during the protest. The Congress leaders while raising the issue said demonetisation did not serve any purpose.

“It only aggravated problems for daily wagers who remained harassed. Nearly 120 persons died while standing in queues. An amount of nearly Rs 8,000 crore got wasted on printing of new currency. With 99.3 per cent demonetised currency back in the RBI, where is the black money?” they asked.

Party spokesperson Navjot Dahiya, DCC chief Daljit Ahluwalia and District Congress Mahila chief Jasleen Sethi were among those others present. — TNS


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