Cong holds nation-wide protest against demonetization

| Updated: Jan 18, 2017 21:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 18 (ANI): The Congress Party on Wednesday launched a nationwide protest against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as part of the 'Jan Vedna' campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive on November 8. Congress leader Anand Sharma led the protest in Delhhi while former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi participated in the protest against demonetisation outside the RBI office in Guwahati. Earlier in the day, Congress leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde, Shankersinh Vaghela and Bharatsinh Solanki were detained by police in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during the protest. In Nagpur, the protest turned violent as the police had to resort to baton-charge to bring the situation under control. During the protests, they raised demands of removal of withdrawal limits on money and no transaction charges for cashless payments. (ANI)