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TMC denies rift, says Oppn united against demonetization

Updated: Nov 28, 2016 12:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 28 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday denied rumours of a rift between the opposition parties with regard to demonetisation and asserted that there is utmost unity as far as opposing the currency swap is concerned.

TMC leader Sudeep Bandhopadhay said it is just the Left parties, who have called for shutdown in their bastions.

"As far as demonetisation issue is concerned, the opposition parties are broadly united. We have decided to observe 'Aakrosh Divas', we will be protesting against demonetisation. However, the Left parties have called for a bandh, which is not right because when we take a decision we take it unitedly. In my view, no party should go and implement their own programs like this," said Bandhopadhay.

The Congress party also denied the call for nationwide bandh and said the 'Aakrosh Divas' is being observed to highlight the nation's anger due to the government's demonetisation drive.

The opposition parties have called for a countrywide protest today against what they call the government's "mishandling" of the currency ban. Only the Left Front, which has a presence in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, has called for a strike or 'Bharat Bandh' in the three states.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday slammed the opposition for its all-India shutdown call over demonetisation, saying the country instead needed an end to evils like corruption and black money.

Addressing the BJP's Parivartan Rally in Kasya assembly segment of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister said, "On the one hand we are initiating steps to curb corruption, but on the other hand a few people are talking about 'Bharat Bandh'."

He described demonetisation as a cure to the 70-year-old disease of corruption. (ANI)