At least 17 Opposition parties have decided to hold a nationwide protest to corner the BJP by bringing up the issues of demonetisation and problems faced by the people, just ahead of the Gujarat and Himachal assembly elections. The protest is likely to be held on and around the first anniversary of demonetisation, November 8.
Opposition parties headed by the Congress met in Parliament to chalk out modalities for the planned joint agitation. Leaders of six opposition parties including the Congress, the Left, the BSP, TMC, DMK and JD(U)’s Sharad Tadav faction joined the meeting.
Reportedly, there were some differences on whether the day should be called ‘black day’ in the meeting and eventually, Congress party looked convince with the idea. The Left parties informed that they have made independent protest plans in the last week of October and first two weeks of November.
“We will discuss with the other opposition parties and come with our plan soon,” Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. More details of the agitation against will be out on Tuesday.