JAMMU, NOV 9: A number of activists led by senior Congress leaders today held a strong protest demonstration near Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Jammu on 2nd anniversary of demonetization. Led by AICC Secretary, Sudhir Sharma alongwith Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram, Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Rajnish Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Manmohan Singh, Vikram Malhotra, Hari Singh Chib and other senior leaders, DCC Mahila Congress, Seva Dal, Youth Congress, NSUI, newly elected Corporators/ Councilors and scores of activists assembled at RBI Chowk near Railway Station and held a strong protest demonstration raising slogans against Modi Govt for the ill-advised step of demonetization, thereby ruining the economy of country. After holding demonstration for about two hours, the senior leaders and activists were taken into preventive custody by Police and taken to DPL Gandhi Nagar.
Earlier, while addressing the demonstrators, AICC Secretary, Sudhir Sharma described the adverse affects of demonetization. He said that out of the three main objectives announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi including, Terror-funding, Black-money and Fake-currency, nothing was achieved as over 99 % of demonetized money has returned to Banks.
Former Minister, Raman Bhalla in his address questioned the dictatorial action of Modi Government whereby poor and common man of the country underwent huge loss and great sufferings. “Daily wagers, small and medium businessmen are still facing great hardships due to demonetization. Government’s step has ruined the poor and common man. Economy of the country has suffered a great set back. I want to know who were benefitted out of this action, as black money has become white, at the cost of poor and middle class, who suffered for nothing,” he asserted.
Former Minister, Mula Ram also raised questions over the demonetization and said that the action has benefitted only rich and capitalist, while poor and honest citizens suffered a lot. Even after two years, the nation has not recovered till date, he added.