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PM misled people by calling Oppn's protest as Bharat Bandh:

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Accusing Prime Minister Modi of misleading people by calling Opposition's 'Aakrosh Divas' as "Bandh", CPI(M) today sought to clarify that none of the opposition parties which observed the day had called for a "shut down".

Rather, it is the which has imposed an "economic bandh" on the country through demonetisation, the CPI(M) politburo said.

It urged all opposition parties, trade unions and mass organisations to continue the protest movement to ensure people can use Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes for all transactions till the makes adequate alternative arrangements.

"Prime Minister Modi and the have misleadingly called the national protest day as a None of the opposition parties which joined the protest had called for a In fact it is the which has imposed an economic on the country through demonetisation," the Politburo said in a statement.

It also greeted "lakhs of people" who hit streets yesterday to partake in the protest against discontinuation of the high-value notes.

The hartals (strikes) in Kerala and Tripura were particularly successful because the Left parties mobilised the people to register a powerful protest, it said.

Addressing a 'Parivartan Yatra' rally in Uttar Pradesh a day ahead of the Aakrosh Divas, the Prime Minister had slammed opposition parties for calling the "Bharat Bandh" against demonetisaion, saying the protest was organised at a time when he was trying to root out corruption and black money.

"I am stopping black money and corruption and some are giving call for Bharat Bandh," he had said.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 17:42 IST