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Demonetisation: Cong to hold protest rallies in 51 dists of MP on Nov 28

bhopal Updated: Nov 25, 2016 08:01 IST

MP Congress chief Arun Yadav addressing a press conference in Bhopal on Thursday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

Congress workers and leaders will bring out rallies in all 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh on November 28 to protest against the hardship being faced by the people due to demonetisation drive.

“People are unable to withdraw their hard earned money. Farmers readying for another sowing season of Rabi crop, are hit by the cash crunch. The families, which planned marriage functions, have been badly hit too,” Congress state president Arun Yadav said at a press conference.

Congress workers are out to help the people outside banks in all possible ways, he said. “We are with the people. We have decided to hold protests marches across the state. Our district units will take out protest marches in districts and submit a memorandum to collectors. In Bhopal, we will submit a memorandum to the governor,” he said.

To a media query on the party’s main demand, Yadav said Congress has made it clear that it is not opposed to crackdown on the black money and fake currency. “We are opposed to the way it (demonetisation) has been implemented suddenly without any planning and preparation, due to which people are suffering across the state,” he said.

Asked about the party’s poor show in Shahdol and Nepanagar bypolls, Yadav told the media that he took the moral responsibility for the defeat. “In Nepanagar assembly constituency, we lost badly. We will have to review the factors that led to our defeat despite our cadre and leaders giving their best during the campaign,” he said.