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United Opposition to take demonetisation war vs Centre to President's door

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 11:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): The Opposition is set to go all out against the Centre in its battle against demonetisation by taking their case to President Pranab Mukherjee.

The decision was made today in the meeting called by all Opposition parties and a time and date for the meeting with the President was sought.

This new assault plan comes after the Opposition announced that it will protest on Wednesday outside the Parliament in front of the Gandhi statue.

"Opposition parties jointly decided that around 200 MPs will hold dharna in front of Gandhi statue on Wednesday," TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien told ANI.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minsiter Mamata Banerjee lead a protest march to Rashtrapati Bhavan, seeking President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention on the issue.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired the crucial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary meeting, where a resolution was passed in favour of demonetisation.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister Modi was lauded for the scheme and he asserted that his government had come in power for the service of the poor.

The opposition has been clamouring for the Prime Minister's presence in the Parliament, saying that he has a moral obligation to answer the common man whose life has been thrown in turmoil because of demonetisation.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said the Prime Minister needed to stop addressing public meetings and be present in Parliament to address the concerns of the opposition and the 130 crore Indian citizens.

"The Prime Minister comes to Parliament, sits in his chamber, but doesn't attend either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha, which is a matter of concern not just for the opposition, but also for the 130 crore people of this country. After all, we want to know the reason why the Prime Minister does want to come to both houses, but feels free in giving speeches outside Parliament," Azad told ANI. (ANI)

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