Manipur’s oppn. parties to observe Nov. 8 ‘Black Day’
Imphal, Nov. 4 (EMN): Ten non-Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) opposition political parties sought public support to the proposed “Black Day” observation due to be held on Nov. 8 to protest against Demonetisation. On Nov. 8 last year, the government had banned the use of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes.
The proposed black day observation will feature a mass rally and a public meeting which will be participated by the representatives of the Indian National Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Manipur units of Aam Aadmi Party, All India Forward Block, Bharatiya Samata Party, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of Marxist, All India Trinamool Congress,J anata Dal-Secular and Revolutionary Secular Party.
This was announced by Govindas Konthoujam who is the chairman of the observance committee during a press conference held at Congress Bhawan on Friday. Govindas appealed the public to take part in the protest and to send a loud and clear message to the BJP that people can no longer endure the ill effect of the Demonetisation.
The BJP government set in motion Demonetisation with the objective to curb black money but it has miserably failed to achieve its goal, it contended.
Demonetisation has inflicted an adverse impact on the lives and economy of the country, he asserted adding that over 100 people have lost their lives as a result of Demonetisation.
Govindas opined that the future of the nation can be at stake if the BJP and its allies continue to be in power.
Laishram Sotinkumar who is Convener of the observance committee and CPI leader said, marking the “Black Day” a massive rally would be organise starting from Congress Bhawan till Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace compound, where a public convention will be held. He said many intellectuals and think tanks will shed lights on the adverse impact of demonetisation during the meeting and added that the opposition parties is expecting a good number of participation.