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Bandh against demonetisation evokes mixed reaction in Bihar

JDU kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to demonetisation

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

RJD legislators protest against demonetisation during the ongoing Winter-session of the Bihar Assembly in Patna. Photo: PTI
RJD legislators protest against demonetisation during the ongoing Winter-session of the Bihar Assembly in Patna. Photo: PTI

The nationwide strike call against evoked mixed reaction in where workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Left parties disrupted train services at many places but offices and schools registered normal attendance.

The protest had its echo in both Houses of the legislature where legislators of Congress, and Communist Party of India-Marxist Lenninist (CPI-ML) raised slogans against scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators countered them by raising slogans against them and in favour of demonetisation.

Janata Dal United (JDU), a member of the ruling alliance, kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to of high value notes to fight black money in the economy.

Congress, and CPI-ML took out a protest march on the streets of Patna and stalled traffic movement at some places.

Road traffic was, however, normal and attendance in offices, banks and schools and colleges remained by and large unaffected.

Train services were hit at Darbangha, Madhubani, Masauri in rural Patna, Ara, Jehanabad and other places.

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway Arvind Kumar Rajak said running of more than a dozen trains was disrupted in different parts of due to the stir.

In Darbhanga, Ara, Masaurhi and Madhubani, CPI workers squatted on railway tracks.

Outside Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, bandh supporters from RJD, and CPI-ML, holding placards in their hands, shouted slogans at the entrance gate.

MLAs led by leader of opposition Prem Kumar countered them by raising slogans in favour of demonetisation.
As the Assembly proceedings began, Leader of Opposition

Prem Kumar said that and which have records of corruption during their rule in as well as at the national level do not have the moral standing to protest against demonetisation.

He also thanked the chief minister for supporting the fight against black money.

and members shouted back at the members and two CPI-ML MLAs Mehboob Alam and Sudama Kumar rushed to the Well of the House in protest.

The House resumed functioning only after intervention of Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary.

In the Legislative Council, former chief minister Rabri Devi and MLCs raised slogans against at the main gate, which members countered by raising slogans in favour of the move.

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Bandh against demonetisation evokes mixed reaction in Bihar

JDU kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to demonetisation

JDU kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to demonetisation
The nationwide strike call against evoked mixed reaction in where workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Left parties disrupted train services at many places but offices and schools registered normal attendance.

The protest had its echo in both Houses of the legislature where legislators of Congress, and Communist Party of India-Marxist Lenninist (CPI-ML) raised slogans against scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators countered them by raising slogans against them and in favour of demonetisation.

Janata Dal United (JDU), a member of the ruling alliance, kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to of high value notes to fight black money in the economy.

Congress, and CPI-ML took out a protest march on the streets of Patna and stalled traffic movement at some places.

Road traffic was, however, normal and attendance in offices, banks and schools and colleges remained by and large unaffected.

Train services were hit at Darbangha, Madhubani, Masauri in rural Patna, Ara, Jehanabad and other places.

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway Arvind Kumar Rajak said running of more than a dozen trains was disrupted in different parts of due to the stir.

In Darbhanga, Ara, Masaurhi and Madhubani, CPI workers squatted on railway tracks.

Outside Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, bandh supporters from RJD, and CPI-ML, holding placards in their hands, shouted slogans at the entrance gate.

MLAs led by leader of opposition Prem Kumar countered them by raising slogans in favour of demonetisation.
As the Assembly proceedings began, Leader of Opposition

Prem Kumar said that and which have records of corruption during their rule in as well as at the national level do not have the moral standing to protest against demonetisation.

He also thanked the chief minister for supporting the fight against black money.

and members shouted back at the members and two CPI-ML MLAs Mehboob Alam and Sudama Kumar rushed to the Well of the House in protest.

The House resumed functioning only after intervention of Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary.

In the Legislative Council, former chief minister Rabri Devi and MLCs raised slogans against at the main gate, which members countered by raising slogans in favour of the move.
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Bandh against demonetisation evokes mixed reaction in Bihar

JDU kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to demonetisation

The nationwide strike call against evoked mixed reaction in where workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Left parties disrupted train services at many places but offices and schools registered normal attendance.

The protest had its echo in both Houses of the legislature where legislators of Congress, and Communist Party of India-Marxist Lenninist (CPI-ML) raised slogans against scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators countered them by raising slogans against them and in favour of demonetisation.

Janata Dal United (JDU), a member of the ruling alliance, kept away from the stir in view of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's consistent support to of high value notes to fight black money in the economy.

Congress, and CPI-ML took out a protest march on the streets of Patna and stalled traffic movement at some places.

Road traffic was, however, normal and attendance in offices, banks and schools and colleges remained by and large unaffected.

Train services were hit at Darbangha, Madhubani, Masauri in rural Patna, Ara, Jehanabad and other places.

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway Arvind Kumar Rajak said running of more than a dozen trains was disrupted in different parts of due to the stir.

In Darbhanga, Ara, Masaurhi and Madhubani, CPI workers squatted on railway tracks.

Outside Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, bandh supporters from RJD, and CPI-ML, holding placards in their hands, shouted slogans at the entrance gate.

MLAs led by leader of opposition Prem Kumar countered them by raising slogans in favour of demonetisation.
As the Assembly proceedings began, Leader of Opposition

Prem Kumar said that and which have records of corruption during their rule in as well as at the national level do not have the moral standing to protest against demonetisation.

He also thanked the chief minister for supporting the fight against black money.

and members shouted back at the members and two CPI-ML MLAs Mehboob Alam and Sudama Kumar rushed to the Well of the House in protest.

The House resumed functioning only after intervention of Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary.

In the Legislative Council, former chief minister Rabri Devi and MLCs raised slogans against at the main gate, which members countered by raising slogans in favour of the move.

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