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Note ban anniverary: Delhi Cong holds candle march

The Congress Delhi unit took out a candle march on the second anniversary of demonetisation on Friday to pray for people who died while waiting in queues outside banks and ATMs after the note ban was announced in 2016. The march started from Jantar Mantar towards the RBI office here. However, police stopped it on Parliament Street. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said the candle march was held to pray for people who died in queues outside banks and ATMs, and to protest the impact of demonetisation on the common man and the country s economy . Earlier in the day, Youth Congress members accompanied by senior party leaders staged a protest against demonetisation outside the RBI office and were detained by police. Security forces forcibly took the protestors to police station in a bus. Around 70-80 Congress protesters, including Ashok Gehlot, Anand Sharma and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, were detained, police said. The protesters wore masks and shouted slogans against the the BJP-led ...

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