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BJD no show on demonetisation anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ruling Biju (BJD) today refrained from either celebrating the first anniversary of the exercise nor hit the streets to protest as was done by opposition supporters.

"As part of our policy of maintaining equal distance from both the and the Congress, the BJD refrained from any activity on the first anniversary of demonetisation," BJD MP Balabhadra Majhi said.

Though the BJD had supported demonetisation, the Centre failed to implement the scheme properly leading to miseries of the people, he said.

However, the Congress, the CPI(M), the and the Aam Admi Party observed 'Black Day' separately today as a mark of protest against the exercise.

Various civil society outfits also demonstrated on the occasion.

"has helped some of Modi's friends, not the people at large," state president Prasad Harichandan alleged.

"The had said that post-demonetisation, corruption will end, terrorism will vanish and Naxalism will die out. Did anything happen?" Congress' Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad said.

AAP Odisha convenor Nishikanta Mohapatra said, "The farmers are committing suicides, the youth have no employment. The PM does 'Mann ki Baat' not 'aam aadmi ki baat'. The demonetisation move was a big failure."

The on the other hand celebrated the day by holding meetings to create awareness on benefits of demonetisation.

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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 21:42 IST