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"As part of our policy of maintaining equal distance from both the BJP and the Congress, the BJD refrained from any activity on the first anniversary of demonetisation," BJD MP Balabhadra Majhi said.
Though the BJD had supported demonetisation, the Centre failed to implement the scheme properly leading to miseries of the people, he said.
Various civil society outfits also demonstrated on the occasion.
AAP Odisha convenor Nishikanta Mohapatra said, "The farmers are committing suicides, the youth have no employment. The PM does 'Mann ki Baat' not 'aam aadmi ki baat'. The demonetisation move was a big failure."
The BJP on the other hand celebrated the day by holding meetings to create awareness on benefits of demonetisation.
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