An Opposition Party meeting was reportedly being held in New Delhi to discuss the strategy for the winter session of the Parliament that begins on Wednesday. Several opposition parties such as the Congress, the CPI, The CPI(M), NCP and JD(U) were reported to be meeting on Tuesday to form a common strategy to counter the central government over demonetisation. According to Times Now, the all Opposition meeting saw the members unanimously deciding on moving suspension notices against the demonetisation scheme.
The meeting also saw national leaders of the TMC, CPI, CPI(M), JDU like Sitaram Yechury, J P Yadav, Ahmad Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav among others present. Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a special assembly session, proposed a resolution, which urged the President to direct the Centre to call back the demonetisation scheme. The Trinamool Congress is reported to be having plans of marching towards the President’s house on Wednesday.
Earlier today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had objected to the use of indelible ink on people exchanging currency and said that it was a desperate attempt to start a “black mechanism”, which showed that the government did not trust the common people. She also reminded that the by-elections were on November 19 and questioned as to what the Election Commission would say about the decision. Meanwhile, DEA secretary Shaktikanta DAs had earlier said that the move was necessary to check any misuse of the exchange policy.