CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing the Parliament on the issue of demonetisation. His statement came even as his party along with other Left partners observe bandh in several part of the country in protest against the way the government implemented the demonetisation step since November 8.
On the other hand, the Congress and several other Opposition parties excluding JD(U) are observing Jan Akrosh Diwas with party workers hitting at streets protesting the move. After the implementation of the demonetisation people across the country are standing in long queues in banks and ATMs. The Prime Minister during his address to the nation, informing the government’s decision on banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in order to fight corruption and suggested that the countrymen must deposit the old currencies in banks till December 30.
Meanwhile today, strike call in Kolkata has failed to evoke much response in the state as Trams, private and governmnt buses, were seen plying or roads and shops were also opened. As per reports, train services of Eastern Railway in Sealdah and Howrah sections, apart from Metro Rail services were also normal.
Speaking to PTI, state transport minister said that his department was plying 3000 more buses to maintain normalcy. Hitting out at the CPI(M), he said that people of West Bengal know it very well that strikes doen’t serve any purpose and hitting the street is best option to protest against the demonetisation.