Youth Congress members protest demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Friday marched towards Parliament House to protest “inconvenience caused to common man” due to demonetisation of currency, an IYC statement said.

While addressing the protesters, Congress leader and member of parliament Anand Sharma said that the central government has no plan for execution of demonetisation.

“One day the government says it has sufficient currency and the very next day it reduces the exchange amount from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,000,” he said.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) communications head Randeep Singh Surjewala said the currency printing machines have capacity to print 300 crore currency notes in a month and that it would take seven months to print 2,100 crore notes that need to be replaced.

“Fortyseven people have lost their lives due to harassment caused because of demonetisation,” he said.

The police used water canons to disperse protesters and detained many of them.