Opposition party members carrying out a rally in Imphal on Wednesday as part of observing a ‘black day’ against demonetization. (NNN Photo)
Newmai News Network
Imphal | November 8
Ten Opposition political parties in Manipur consisting of AAP, AIFB, AITC, BSP, CPI, CPI (M), INC, JD (S), NCP and RSP today observed ’black day’ against demonetisation. A massive rally was carried out in the streets of Imphal as part of the observation where a large number of people took part in it.
Congress party leader and former Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, former Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Congress party leaders Govindas Konthoujam and AK Mirabai, CPI deputy secretary L Sontinkumar and representatives of the remaining Opposition parties and MLAs also took part in the rally.
The protest rally started from the Congress Bhawan at 11.30 am and marched along the BT Road, Thong Nambonbi, Khuyathong, North AOC, Minuthong, Hatta, Konungmamang and culminated at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Sanglen at Palace Gate.
Later in the afternoon, a public meeting of all political parties was held at Iboyaima Shumang Leela.
Adressing to gathering, O Ibobi Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed the demonetisation as a surgical strike against the black money and terrorism “but in reality it turned out to be the biggest financial scam”.
Demonetisation a bold step: Manipur CM
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh meanwhile said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “bold step” of demonetisation was welcomed by the people of the country, and that, it has affected a lot to those wealthy people who don’t pay taxes to the government. The demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has also benefited various sectors of the country, N Biren Singh added. The Manipur Chief Minister said this while giving the message in connection with the observation of “Anti Black Money Day” being held across the country.