Bahujan Samaj Party Chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday spoke about the nationwide strike declared by the opposition and said that that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who truly stopped the nation with his demonetisation policy. Mayawati, who has been quite vocally opposing the demonetisation move by the Prime Minister had earlier spoke about his app and said that the if the PM truly wanted to see the support of the public, then he must dissolve the parliament and contest elections with immediate effect.
It was also reported that the opposition was protesting outside the Gandhi statue in the parliament complex against the government’s demonetisation move. The protest was visible led by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who too had been demanding the Prime Minister’s presence in the parliament for debate on the demonetisation move. Meanwhile, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till 12 noon.
The protest is attended by various opposition parties such as the DMK, CPI(M) and the RJD among others. On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister NArebdra Modi had announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, which had led the nation into a frenzy. A limit on the withdrawal and exchange of the old notes was imposed which caused further inconvenience to the public. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s absence has also caused a huge uproar in the parliament. According to reports a contempt of the parliament notice has also been moved against the Prime Minister.