Opposition calls for 'Bharat Bandh' on November 28 against demonetisation

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The opposition parties on Thursday called for a nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) on November 28 against the demonetisation drive by the Modi government.

More than a dozen Opposition parties have made a decision to intensify their campaign against the note ban in the states where they are either in power or have a significant presence.

A united opposition has chose to observe a nationwide protest on November 28.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today disallowed the adjournment motion notices by opposition parties for a debate on demonetisation, amid huge uproar from opposition benches.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the opposition is ready for a debate, and accused the government of not wanting to debate on the demonetisation issue.

The debate was taken up by suspending the Question Hour as both the opposition and the ruling side concurred as Modi was present in the House. With Modi opting to keep mum on the issue, Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee has called a Bharat bandh, next Monday.

Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan also joined the protests at Jantar Mantar this afternoon.

Sources said that the opposition has taken this firm stand as they are extremely unhappy with the manner in which the demonetisation move was implemented and is adamant that the government roll back its decision.

But with many opposition parties joining the bandh call, normal life is expected to be hit.

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