Congress observes Black Day as tribute to people who have died due to demonetization

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 8(ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that parliamentarians will observe a Black day as tribute to the people who lost their lives due to demonetisation. "The parliamentarians are observing a Black Day today. There will be no slogans. We will only mourn. But before that, for two minutes we will pay tribute to the people who died by staying in queues for four to five days." Azad said. Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar told ANI, "It's been 30 days, 85 people have died. Demonetisation is a weapon which people say is used to destroy corruption and black money, but it is killing the poor; workers are losing their jobs and their livelihood," Babbar further said, "I think he is proud because of the mandate that he has received in 2014. He said that 'mai to fakir hoon, jhola lekar chala jaunga', the nation did not ask you to go with a bag, but the nation told him to work for society. You must be a watchman, a servant, but he is egoistical and just thinks about himself and not about the poor, not about his old mother." he added. Another Congress leader, Oscar Fernandes said, "It's been a month, we told the government that people are facing, old people are facing problems. A foreign tourist came from my village and said that we came to know about the situation after landing here. All foreign diplomats are saying that how will we manage and what will we do?" Fernandes further said there are a lot of problem because of demonetisation for which the government has not done anything and the nation is all messed up. The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m. as uproar continued over the demonetisation move. (ANI)