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Cong observes 'Black Day', stage dharna in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

workers led by UPCC president Raj Babbar took out a candle march and staged dharna to mark the first anniversary of as 'Black Day'.

The workers started from the Committee headquarters this evening but they were not allowed to move any further and were stopped some distance away from the party office, party spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi said.

"There was heavy barricading and we were not allowed to move ahead to reach the GPO park, as per our plan, and we sat on dharna on the road," he said, adding that the dharna lasted for about one-and-a-half hour.

Party workers carrying posters and placards against note ban also raised slogans against

"Party workers and leaders later paid homage to those who lost their lives facing hardships of demonetisation," Tripathi said.

Senior leaders, including Pramod Tewari and Sanjay Singh (both MPs), also took part in the march, he added.

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First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 22:42 IST