GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - Responding to the call for a nationwide protest against demonetisation on November 28, a number of political parties and organisations of the State will observe the day with various modes of protest.
The parties however made it clear that the protests which will include demonstrations, processions and meetings, would not amount to any Assam bandh.
In the State, 11 Left-democratic parties including the CPI and the CPM have called the protest, which is being supported by the Congress and the AIUDF. �We strongly oppose the BJP-led Centre�s demonetisation exercise which has hit the common people hard. It is also unlikely that it would result in any meaningful curb on black money,� Deben Bhattacharya, CPM State general secretary said, adding that the protest would include a demonstration in front of the Reserve Bank of India.
CPI leader Dambaru Bora said that the protest would be marked by demonstrations, meetings and processions. �It is not a case of Assam bandh here. Different states might resort to different forms of protest,� he added.
Congress spokesperson Apurba Bhattacharjee said that the party workers would chalk out protest programmes at their district headquarters. �We support the nationwide protest against demonetisation and will observe the occasion in a befitting manner, but there will not be any Assam bandh as such,� he said.
AIUDF president Maulana Badruddin Ajmal said that the party strongly condemned the BJP government�s act of demonetisation, particularly the implementation aspect, which was causing untold hardships to the common people including the traders, daily wage earners and all those whose livelihoods are dependent on cash transaction.