Left to protest on Nov 8 against note ban

Left to protest on Nov 8 against note ban

Joining the Opposition bandwagon, six Left parties on Wednesday announced their own protest day against demonetisation, accusing the government of ruining the economy of the country.

The decision comes on a day the BJP announced anti-black money day on November 8 in a counter to the Opposition's protest programmes on the same day across the country.

Leaders of six parties — CPM, CPI, Forward Bloc, RSP, CPI (ML-Liberation) and SUCI met at CPI headquarters Ajoy Bhavan, after which they decided to hold protests.

The Opposition parties had decided to organise protests on the first anniversary of demonetisation on November 8.

Read more: BJP's anti-blackmoney day against Oppn's black day on Nov 8
 

With Left parties not keen on having joint protests or sharing platforms, it was decided that parties should organise their own programmes.

"We have decided to hold protests because demonetisation and the subsequent imposition of GST have virtually ruined the economy of the country. There is an agrarian distress, the service sector is slowing down and there is an overall decline," CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters after the meeting.
 
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