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The bandh called by Opposition parties as part of the 'Jan Aakrosh Divas' being observed across the nation against the government over the demonetisation issue received lukewarm response in Rajasthan as normal life remained unaffected. The AAP held a demonstration at Transport Nagar in Jaipur against the demonetisation and the Centre's failure to make prior arrangements for distribution of new currency. "Preparations should have been made before demonetising the currency notes. People are facing hardships in exchanging scrapped notes and are left with no cash-in-hand.
Normal life has been badly hit," AAP leader Amit Lio alleged.
The CPI took out a march to protest demonetisation while the ABVP took out a rally against the Opposition's bandh call in the city amid tight security arrangements.
"All the markets were open and there was no impact of the bandh call here. Trading was as usual," Jaipur Vyapar Mahasangh president Subhash Goyal said.
He said the business community has welcomed demonetisation because of its far reaching impact.
"People from the trade and industry, and common men have not supported the bandh and therefore there was no impact," the Mahasangh's secretary AjayVijayvargiya.
There was no visible impact of the bandh at markets in Sikar and normal life remained unaffected.
(Reopens DES 34) In Jaipur, CPI (M), CPI and other left parties took out an 'Akrosh' rally against the problems faced by people due to the decision of demonetisation. The joint rally was addressed by CPI(M) leader and former MLA Amra Ram who said that rich people have faced no difficulties but the common man is facing hardship for currency and difficulties in meeting daily expenses.