Puducherry, Jan 7: Several Congress workers in Puducherry on Saturday staged a demonstration outside central government offices, to protest the "hasty and faulty" decision of the Centre to demonetise high value currency notes.
Addressing agitators outside a nationalised bank in the heart of the town, Puducherry PWD Minister A Namassivayam claimed that the demonetisation scheme had caused "inexplicable havoc to all sections of people and more particularly the workers and the poorer sections."
The demonstration by party volunteers was in keeping with the decision taken recently at the executive committee meeting of the Puducherry Congress Committee, he said.
Industries Minister MOHF Shahjahan led the agitation in front of the Pondicherry university in neighbouring Kalapet. Condemning the move, he said, "The scheme was implemented without any forethought and alternative arrangements by the Prime Minister."
Functionaries of the PCC and office bearers of the youth wing held demonstrations at different points to register their protest against the Centre's "anti-poor policies including demonetisation of the currencies."