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18 parties kick off week-long protests against demonetisation

Kolkata : Eighteen Left and other parties in West Bengal on Thursday began a week-long protest against the Union government's demonetisation initiative, pressing for a four-point demand including supply of smaller denomination currency notes to banks and post offices.

As part of the protests, street corners and small meetings would be held in the districts till November 27, the parties said in a joint statement after chalking out a plan to hit the streets on the issue.

Trinamool holds anti-demonetisation rallies across Bengal

Kolkata : Intensifying their protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation initiative, activists of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress held protest rallies across the state on Thursday.

In Kolkata, slogan shouting Trinamool activits marched from Gol Park to Hazra crossing in the southern part of the city.

Senior leaders including Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Power Minister Sovandeb Chatterjee and city Mayor Sovan Chatterjee participated in the march.


‘बीजेपी के लोग क़तार में क्यों नहीं, हो इसकी सीबीआई जांच’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बिहार के मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार नोटबंदी को लेकर पीएम मोदी के ज़रिए लिए गए फैसले का भले ही हर सभा में तारीफ़ की पुल बांध रहे हों, लेकिन उनकी सरकार के मंत्री नोटबंदी के इस फैसले पर उनके साथ खड़े नज़र नहीं आ रहे हैं. के साथ एक ख़ास बातचीत में बिहार के अल्पसंख्यक कल्याण मंत्री अब्दुल गफ़ूर ने कहा है कि –‘प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने देश के साथ गद्दारी किया है. उन्होंने उत्तर प्रदेश चुनाव के मद्देनज़र अपने विरोधियों को कमज़ोर और अपने पार्टी के लोगों को मज़बूत करने के मक़सद से नोटबंदी का फ़ैसला किया है.’

SP-Congress pact recipe for Opposition defeat: Akhilesh

New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that if an "alliance" with the Congress takes shape in the state before the assembly elections, the opposition parties will face a humiliating defeat.

"We are going to win the elections on our own, but if an alliance takes place, the opposition parties will face a humiliating defeat," Akhilesh told reporters outside Parliament.

However, he added that any decision regarding a possible alliance will be taken only by "Netaji" -- Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.


BJP leader tells Shatrughan to join Congress

Patna : Bihar BJP President Mangal Pandey on Thursday advised actor-turned MP Shatrughan Sinha to join the Congress.

"Sinha should consider joining the Congress if he finds everything wrong with the Prime Minister's policies," Pandey said after Shatrughan Sinha's tweets slammed Modi.

The MP criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sharing the results of a survey on demonetisation which showed that 90 per cent of people backed the move.


बिजनौर में बन रही है बसपा की दलित-मुस्लिम एकता की नर्सरी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ,

बिजनौर: दलितों की देवी के तौर पर प्रचार पाने वाली मायावती ने अपना पहला चुनाव बिजनौर लोकसभा से लड़ा था. उनका सामना रामविलास पासवान और पूर्व लोकसभा अध्यक्ष मीरा कुमार से था. दलितों के सबसे बड़े नेता बाबू जगजीवन राम की बेटी होने का लाभ लेते हुए कांग्रेस की मीरा कुमार यह चुनाव जीत गयी थीं.

SP’s Ghazipur rally shows glaring division; Ansari brothers join party despite Akhilesh’s protests

By Faisal Fareed,

While Samajwadi Party began its election campaign officially by organizing a mammoth rally at Ghazipur on Wednesday, the party witnessed two major transformations: Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal officially became a part of the SP and another son rose in the party with Aditya Yadav, the son of Shivpal Yadav taking centerstage in absence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Not against demonetisation but its implementation: Mayawati

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday said that her party was not against the Centre's demonetisation of high-value currency notes but was opposed to the way it was implemented.

"We are not against the demonetisation move at all, but the manner in which it was implemented that affected poor people," she said in the Rajya Sabha.

Mayawati also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remain present for the debate before the house was adjourned for lunch.


Only 16 of every 250 fake notes detected in India

By Devanik Saha

Is India doing enough to detect fake notes, cited by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a significant reason for withdrawing 86 per cent of India's currency, a process popularly known as "demonetisation"?

Apparently not. In 2015-16, only 16 of every 250 fake notes were detected, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data.

Demonetisation survey fake, sponsored, says Mayawati

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursdasy attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling his survey on demonetisation as "fake and sponsored" and dared him to dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections.

"The survey of Modiji is fake and sponsored. If he has guts then he should dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections, then only real survey can be done," Mayawati told media outside the Parliament.

Mayawati's remarks came after the government on Wednesday said over 93 per cent of people taking part in an app-based survey supported the move.