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No impact of Bharat Bandh in Meghalaya

By Raju Das

SHILLONG, Nov 28 - Normal life remained unaffected in the State Capital here despite a �Bharat bandh� called by the opposition parties against the Central Government�s demonetisation. Businesses ran as usual and banks, offices, both State and Central Government, remained open. Schools and colleges also functioned normally. The Congress said that it did not call the bandh.

However, the State unit of the Congress party organised a protest rally as part of the nationwide call for �Aakrosh Diwas� promoted by the party. Slogans were raised by the protesters against the Union Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The protesters from Youth Congress along with Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) leaders gathered at Dhankheti here with placards and condemned the demonetisation.

The rally was led by MPCC president, DD Lapang and Taxation Minister, Zenith Sangma. Lapang said, the Congress wasn�t against demonetisation of big currencies, but was against the manner in which it was implemented.

�The idea is not bad, but timing and implementation process is poor. People are suffering in their day to day life,� the MPCC chief said.

Sangma alleged the NDA Government has messed up the situation and as a result people were suffering.

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