STAFF REPORTER GUWAHATI, Nov 8 - As part of its nationwide protests on the second anniversary of the Narendra Modi government’s announcement of demonetisation, the Opposition Congress party today organised a march in the city and held a dharna outside the RBI regional office here.
Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, APCC chief Ripun Bora, senior leader Debabrata Saikia along with party workers during a protest march brought out on the second anniversary of demonetisation, in Guwahati on Thursday. – UB Photos
Hundreds of Congress party workers, led by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora, took part in the ‘symbolic’ march from outside the India Club to the RBI regional office.
There was also a scuffle between the Congress workers and the security personnel present at the spot. Congress workers were able to break through the barricades and march ahead.
Following this, Bora, along with Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia, senior Congress leader and former minister Rakibul Hussain, among others, were arrested by the police. They were later released.
Earlier, addressing the protesters, Bora said the “unplanned” demonetisation ruined the country’s economy and left lakhs of workers jobless and countless others destitute.
He said that the entire country is suffering due to the wrong economic policies of the Modi government.
Congress leaders said that the protest against the NDA regime’s economic policies will be further intensified in the days to come.