2nd Demonetisation anniversary: Congress condemns democracy's 'black day'

DN Bureau

The Congress party criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy.

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New Delhi: On the second anniversary of the central government's demonetisation drive on Thursday, the Congress party criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy.

"On November 8, 2016, @narendramodi announced demonetisation alias Notebandi. It was an epic failure. Over 100 people died standing in bank queues. On second Barsi of This TUGLAKI FIRMAN, please observe 2 minutes silence for martyrs of this folly," Congress leader Manish Tewari tweeted.

Congress leader Manish Tewari

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"We of course are not going to do that! For we are civilised. However @narendramodi 730 days later don't you think you should stand up at 8 PM today evening and just apologise to the nation. After all it is but human to err- It is another matter that over 100 people died due to it," read another tweet.

The Congress party is expected to observe a 'black day' to mark the second anniversary of demonetisation, according to sources.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel 

Last year, too, the Congress and other opposition parties protested at various places across India against the central government's drive.

On November 8, 2016, the Centre had declared Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as non-legal and introduced new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes.

Since then, various opposition leaders have highly criticised the Centre's move, while the members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies have backed the decision. (ANI)

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