AAP to ‘gherao’ Parliament on demonetisation
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The AAP will on Tuesday ‘gherao’ Parliament to protest against demonetisation which it said was in reality meant to help corporate houses and not unearth black money.
“We will march to Parliament and ‘gherao’ it under (Deputy Chief Minister) Manish Sisodia’s leadership,” Aam Aadmi Party leaders Ashish Khetan and Dilip Pandey told the media here.
The AAP also said that demonetisation would be one of its major election planks in the states it contests upcoming assembly elections.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will also address three public rallies in Meerut, Lucknow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on the issue of demonetisation starting from December 1.
“This is a Rs 8 lakh crore scam. This is actually meant to benefit corporate houses and not to unearth black money,” Khetan said. “Kejriwal has already spoken on this in detail.”
Khetan quoted former RBI Deputy Governor K.C. Chakravarty as saying that the RBI had earlier rejected a similar demonetisation proposal on the plea that black money was chiefly kept in foreign banks and invested in land, gold and property and not stacked in cash.
The government on November 8 demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, triggering a cash chaos in the country.