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Opposition stages widespread protests across AP over demonetisation

In Tirupati, YSR Congress leader Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and others were taken into custody.

Press Trust of India  |  Vijayawada 

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Opposition parties hold protest against demonetisation, Photo: PTI

Opposition parties organised widespread protests across against the Centre's move but no as such was observed in the state on Monday even as leaders of and YSRC were detained at some places following demonstrations.

Congress's state unit president led his party workers in a protest rally from Andhra Ratna Bhavan to Lenin Centre.

"We are not against the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes but why did the government introduce Rs 2,000 note," Raghuveera said.

He said the common man was put to untold misery because of the "abrupt" decision of the Centre to ban the high denomination notes.

state secretary K Ramakrishna and others were taken into custody at the Lenin Centre where they staged a protest on the issue.

In Tirupati, YSR leader Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and others were taken into custody.

In Guntur city too YSRC leaders, led by West Mustafa, were detained by police following a protest rally.

YSRC leaders and workers were also taken into custody in many other districts of the state where protests were held.

Left-affiliated trade unions organised dharnas in front of many bus depots of AP State Road Transport Corporation in the state.

However, RTC services were not disrupted.

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 15:13 IST