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Congress calls for nationwide protest on demonetisation anniversary

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Asking to apologise to the nation for demonetisation that "wrecked" the economy, the on Tuesday said it will observe a nationwide protest on Friday to mark

"Two years ago the announced demonetisation and gave three reasons for it - to curb black money, weed out fake notes and proscribe terror funding. Two years later, none of those objectives has materialised.

"In fact, there is more cash in circulation today than it was two years ago when announced demonetisation," told the media here.

The said that should apologise to the people of on November 8 (on the second anniversary) for his "Tughlaqian decree" of demonetising Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, then in circulation.

"The should apologise to the nation on November 8, 2018, at same time for ruining and wrecking the Indian economy," said Tewari, adding that Congress leaders and workers will come out on the streets across the nation in protest against the "complete demolition of the Indian economy by this Tughlaqian decree of demonetisation".

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 15:30 IST
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