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Opposition parties hold protest against demonetisation in Delhi

All Left parties, including CPI(M) and CPI, took out a procession against demonetisation from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Protest over demonetisation
Opposition parties hold protest against demonetisation, Photo: PTI

The capital on Monday witnessed protests by Opposition parties against which caused traffic snarls in several areas.

All Left parties, including CPI(M) and CPI, took out a procession against from Mandi House to

Due to the protest, traffic jams were witnessed on roads leading to

is also observing 'Jan Akrosh Diwas' against the manner in which move was implemented.

NSUI, student wing of the Congress, had also planned a protest march from Raisina Road to but police personnel barricaded the area and did not allow them to proceed.

Heavy police deployment was made to thwart any attempt to march towards Water cannons were also stationed at the protest site.

While hitting out at Prime Minister over demonetisation, senior leader Randeep Surjewala said that people are suffering due to the Centre's decision.

He said that yesterday the PM in his 'Maan ki Baat' had said that there should be a cashless soceity.

"PM should know that how many people have bank accounts and use credit and debit cards," the leader said.

Traffic police said that due to protest by Opposition parties, traffic was heavy at Inner circle Connaught Place.

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 14:07 IST