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Congress holds protest outside RBI on demonetisation anniversary

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Several senior leaders on Friday staged a protest outside the Reserve Bank of (RBI) on that was announced by on November 8, 2016.

The in a statement said the protest was to highlight the "miseries of the nation" since the last two years under the regime.

"It is a protest against failed demonetisation of government where common people of the nation suffered its grave consequences," it said.

The police detained the protesters and took them to

All Mahila tweeted: "Arrested from outside the RBI. Never seen Police act so fast against growing crime as they did in arresting us for protesting against demonetisation disaster."

Apart from Dev, Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Keshav Yadav, and were among those detained by the police.

Apart from Delhi, the Congress in Guwahati, Chandigarh, Odisha, Karnataka, (Tamil Nadu) also held protests against the Centre's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in 2016.

On Thursday, Congress had called the note ban a "cruel conspiracy" and a "criminal financial scam".

Other opposition leaders including and Chief Minister too attacked the government, saying the note ban had harmed the informal economy.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:20 IST