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Ruling Congress in Meghalaya today staged a demonstration against demonetisation even as the Left-sponsored bandh on the issue did not evoke any response here. State Congress President and former Chief Minister D D Lapang led the protest along with senior workers of the party wherein about 200 of them gathered at Dhanketi point here. The demonstrators raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held placards condemning demonetisation. In his short address, Lapang said Modi's idea may have been good but the time, the system and the non-preparation of the NDA government has caused problems at grassroot level and added that they were not supporting black money. He said a lot of parents were not able to cope up with the expenses at schools.
Festival and marriages would be hit the hardest. Congress will continue with its protest and a poster campaign will be launched tomorrow in the entire state, party sources said. Zenith Sangma also lambasted the NDA government and held it responsible for the alleged "financial mess" in the country. Meanwhile, the bandh called by Left parties did not evoke any response from the people here.
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