Demonetisation: Opposition to hold sit in outside Parliament on Wednesday

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New Delhi, Nov 22: Opposition parties are set to hold sit in protest outside the Parliament against Centre's move to demonetise Rs500 and Rs1000 notes here on Wednesday.

The decision was unanimously taken in a meeting by leaders from both upper and lower houses of Parliament.


"We will hold dharna in front of the Gandhi statue (outside Parliament building) tomorrow at 9.45 AM on the demonetisation issue. "It was decided to meet the President. But the date will be decided. We will go step by step," Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said after the strategy meeting of opposition parties here.

Since the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes will no longer be legal tender, the opposition has trained its guns on the government.

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier warned the Centre of intense protests if the problems being faced by people over demonetisation are not resolved in three days' time.

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While Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week urged the opposition parties to cooperate with the government on its decision to demonetise in the larger national interest, but the opposition refused to play ball.

OneIndia News (With inputs from PTI)

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