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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on the note ban anniversary on termed demonetisation as a "tragedy" and a "thoughtless act" and alleged that due to it livelihood of millions of honest Indians was destroyed. He said his party stood with all those people who have suffered due to demonetisation, which was announced this day last year by the prime minister. ALSO READ: Full text: PM Modi's 2016 demonetisation speech that shocked India Taking a poetic dig at the government, he tweeted in Hindi that even a single tear spelt danger for the government and one has not seen an ocean coming out of the eyes, tagging a picture of some poor people crying while standing in queues. Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter, saying:
Even a single tear is a danger for the government, you have not seen eyes turning into an ocean, he said in another tweet.
Demonetisation is a tragedy.
We stand with millions of honest Indians, whose lives & livelihoods were destroyed by PM’s thoughtless act.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 8, 2017
To mark the anniversary of note ban, the Congress will observe a "black day" today and will hold countrywide protests in the form of processions, rallies and candle-light marches. The Congress, which described the note ban decision as the "biggest scam" and "the largest government-abetted money laundering scheme", has asked all its state units to organise protests, processions and marches to mark the day. ALSO READ: Backroom story of demonetisation: From PMO to RBI, how it all played out It has also asked all its leaders to participate in such protests and strongly highlight the demerits of the decision, which it said is a "colossal and completely avoidable failure". The Congress leaders will pan out across the country and will participate in protests with "Desh Bhugat Raha hai" and "India suffers" as the central theme for the day. ALSO READ: Demonetisation anniversary: It's govt's 'anti-black money day' vs Oppn's 'black day' Rahul Gandhi will lead a candlelight march in Surat's Chowk Bazar area as part of the Opposition parties' "Black Day" protest in Gujarat's Surat.
"एक आँसू भी हुकूमत के लिए ख़तरा है तुमने देखा नहीं आँखों का समुंदर होना" pic.twitter.com/r9NuCkmO6t— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 8, 2017