The ruling Congress workers today staged a protest here observing as a "black day" against demonetisation as party leaders launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, slamming it of failing to bring back black money within 100 days.
Adressing to gathering, O Ibobi Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed the demonetisation as a surgical strike against the black money and terrorism "but in reality it turned out to be the biggest financial scam".
The state Congress observed Black Day on Wednesday when the Centre as well as the BJP state leadership celebrated the first anniversary of demonetisation. Black Day was observed to oppose the anti-people policies of the Modi government of centre. The demonstration was also attended by senior Congress leader P.C. Chacko and rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav.
"Only RBI's central board can recommend demonetisation and only then can the central government take it up", Goa Congress president Shantaram Naik, said.
Meanwhile, Laloo pointed out that there are people who never keep their black money in cash but in gold and invest in real estate.
"Don't expect anything from this BJP government, as this party has always been with industrialists", he said. Unfazed by the opposition criticism, the BJP has claimed demonetization led to a cleaner economy.
The MP questioned, "Where is the black money?"
"All political parties come together to bring a change as people are suffering a lot due to demonization and GST", said former Chief Minister and opposition leader Ibobi while addressing the meeting. "Where are the 15 lakh rupees that were supposed to be deposited to every individual's account?" A short video clip was also screened showing the impacts of demonetization on the common masses.
"If Narendra Modi and Amit Shah lead the campaign in the State, it will help us as there is a huge anti-incumbency factor that has set in against the Prime Minister, starting with demonetisation", he said.
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