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Cong workers stage protests against note will probe if party comes to power, says Surjewala

Congress cadres Friday staged protests against demonetisation in several states a day after the second anniversary of the note ban with one senior leader calling it a Modi-made disaster that will be probed if the party comes to power at the Centre in 2019. The protests were staged near the offices of the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) in Delhi and the state capitals. With no let up in the war of words between the government and the opposition over the ban of high-value notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, the Samajwadi Party(SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) also joined the Congress in dubbing the exercise a failure . Leaders of the SP and BSP demanded an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for the hardship caused to the poor. Demonetisation broke the back of the poor, they said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday staunchly defended the demonetisation drive, saying prophets of doom have been proven wrong as hard data of two years showed ..

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