Congress workers protested at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offices at several locations across the country on Wednesday. The Congress party are executing their planned nationwide campaign against demonetization starting from Wednesday which included them gheraoing the RBI offices. This is expected to continue till the 23rd of January.
Senior party leader Anand Sharma led the protests with Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala was at the forefront in Mumbai and Delhi, where RBI has its headquarters. Similar protests were also staged by the party at RBI offices in Assam led by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Shankersinh Vaghela and Bharatsinh Solanki detained by police in Ahmedabad during Congress protest against demonetisation.
The party is targeting the Narendra Modi government for failing to restore cash flow even after 70 days of demonetisation, and has also accused it of ruining the autonomy of the central bank.
“Modi government’s and the RBI’s decision to not lift the weekly withdrawal restrictions of Rs 24,000 is a treachery with people of India,”
“RBI, instead of playing the role of an independent monetary regulator and a key denominator of economic growth, has become a mere post office following the diktats of Modi government like a captive puppet,”
Surjewala said on Tuesday according to IndiaTv.
The nationwide campaign against Centre’s scrapping the old notes was decided at the Congress’ recent Jan Vedna Sammelan where party vice-president Rahul Gandhi had said that
“achche din will come when Congress comes to power again”.
“Modi ji keeps on saying he will transform India’s economy. We know now that the beginning of the end has come… But the worst is yet to come,” Manmohan Singh had said at the Congress’ Jan Vedna sammelan.