Opposition Observes ‘Black Day’ on DeMo’s 1st Anniversary

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that Congress’ protests go on to show that Congress’ is pro-black money.

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While BJP workers celebrated the first anniversary of demonetisation with full fervour, the opposition parties across the nation celebrated 8 November as ‘Black Day’.

Protests erupted across the nation where people took to the streets and demanded answers from PM Narendra Modi regarding the said objectives that the move was expected to fulfil.

In Bhopal, women wore black and protested claiming that women across the nation were the worst affected when the note ban happened.

Youth Congress leaders in Delhi had a unique way of protesting against BJP’s celebrations. The party workers formed a long line in front of Reserve Bank of India as a tribute to the people who lost their lives standing in long lines to deposit and withdraw money.

We have formed a line because 50 people died while standing in these lines. We want to remind people that no good has come out of demonetisation and on top of that, Narendra Modi’s party members are justifying this move as a correct one in press conferences.
Youth Congress Protester

Congress leaders also asked PM Modi to state the amount of black money that he has seized and apologise to the common people who suffered the most.

Congress Leader Shaktisinh Goyal claimed that the people who actually had black money turned it into white during demonetisation but the common people were in pain because of the move.

Not one rupee came back, corruption grew to the extent that the son of BJP’s leader grew his profits by 16000 times and terrorism has increased. So, this demonetisation has proved to be a disaster and the PM must seek people’s apology soon.
Arjun Modhwadia, Congress Leader

BJP leaders also justified their celebrations and claimed that the common people faced no problems because of demonetisation except for the initial discomfort and that the long term effects of the move could not be estimated so easily.

Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha claimed that the move was not a scam but a miracle for the Indian economy.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also hit back at the Congress observing the anniversary as a black day by claiming that it goes on to show that they are the ones who have black money.

The common people have seen the intention of the govt and supported it by putting up with the difficulties. They (Congress) have been hurt possibly because we are targeting black money itself. So, if it’s a black day for them, is it not right to infer that they are pro-black money?
Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister

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