Two opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), organised rallies and demonstrations in different parts of the state on Monday, with the former only against mismanagement and chaotic situations arising out of demonetisation, the latter against currency ban terming it a multi-crore scam.
The Congress organised ‘Janaskrosh March’ in almost all the districts of the state. In Bhopal, the march was organised from Peer Gate to Lilly Talkies via Ibrahimpura and Budhwara. It was attended by about 5,000 party members and was led by state party president, Arun Yadav.
“The Janakrosh March was not against the demonetisation move but the mismanagement caused by it. The decision was taken in a hurry without any preparations which resulted in chaotic situations across the country. The march started at about 2 pm and ended at Lilly Talkies where state president Arun Yadav and other party leaders addressed the gathering,” said MP Congress committee general secretary Chandrika Dwivedi, adding Yadav later submitted a memorandum regarding the same to the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM).
In Jabalpur also, the Congress organised the Janaskrsoh March from Civic Centre to Ghantaghar Square. After the conclusion of the rally, Congress district president Dinesh Yadav submitted a memorandum to the SDM.
AAP also held rallies and staged demonstrations in about 20 districts across the state. They were protesting against the demonetisation move, terming it a multi-crore scam.
“Protests were organised in about 20 districts including Jabalpur, Satna, Rewa, Shivpuri, Guna and others because. The party had already organised a protest rally on November 19. From day one of demonetization, AAP has termed it a Rs 8-lakh crore scam. The Centre should rollback the decision,” said state AAP secretaryAkshay Hunka, adding party didn’t submit any memorandum to any official.