Bharat Bandh on 28 November against PM Modi’s demonetisation announcement

A united Opposition on Wednesday called for Bharat Bandh on 28 November to escalate their protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement.

More than a dozen Opposition parties, according to India Today, have decided to intensify their campaign against the note ban in the states where they are either in power or have a considerable presence.

Escalating their protest against the Centre’s demonetisation move and the resultant “cash crunch”, Congress workers on Wednesday held a demonstration outside the regional headquarters of Reserve Bank of India here and threw vegetables and milk on road.

Police briefly detained around 62 workers, including state Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi and 11 women, before releasing them all.

“These Congress workers gathered outside RBI’s main office building near Gandhi bridge during afternoon to stage a protest. They threw vegetables and poured milk on road, which obstructed traffic coming from Ashram Road. We detained 62 persons, including 11 women. They were released in evening,” Vadaj police inspector VG Rathod said.

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