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One year of demonetisation: Congress observes black day in Karnataka

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Bengaluru, Nov 8: The Congress party in Karnataka observed Wednesday as a black day, marking the completion of one year of demonetisation in the country. There were protests held across the state capital here.

On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes which, he said, was aimed at “eradicating black money and terror funding”.

Wearing black bands tied across their foreheads as a sign of protest, Congress leaders from the state gathered at Freedom Park, in the city centre, holding placards and shouting slogans against Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the note ban move.

“What good did the note ban do, except for bring the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) down,” questioned Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara at the gathering.

“The GDP has dropped to 5.7 per cent (in the first quarter of 2017-18) from 7.9 per cent (during the same quarter) in 2016 as a result of demonetisation”.

The Congress will observe this day of “unfruitful implementation” of demonetisation as black day, he said.

Several Karnataka Youth Congress workers also joined the protests in the city, with a number of labourers and vegetable sellers taking part in it.

Some Congress leaders could also be seen pushing vegetable carts as part of their protest.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in the city also took to the streets in a silent protest, holding placards against demonetisation.

“I was made to beg for my own money,” read one of the placards.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had termed demonetisation as a “thoughtless” act by the Prime Minister.

“Demonetisation is a tragedy. We stand with millions of honest Indians, whose lives and livelihoods were destroyed by PM’s thoughtless act,” Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday.

Modi defended the decision calling demonetisation a “historic and multi-dimensional success” in eradicating corruption and black money.

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Muslims are also descendants of Ram: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

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The union minster Giriraj Singh on Sunday said, Indian Muslims are not Babur’s descendants, Indian muslims are not foreigner.”

He claimed “India Muslims are descendants of Ram, our ancestors are same, although the worship criteria could be different. “

The leader retaliatating Owaisi who earlier said that the Masjid will be built where it was Giriraj Singh said,”They will go to Makka and Madina, where will we go, If Ram Temple isn’t built in India, will it be built in Pakistan.”

“People like Owaisi who are inspired by Jinnah wants to break the country,” he added.

However this is not the first time when Giriraj Singh has made a controversial, politically and socially peculiar comment on Ram Mandir and other things.

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Haryana degrading in Khattar Govt. no value of farmers, poor law and order situation: BS Hooda

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Former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Photo-ANI)

Former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday attacked BJP government of Haryana for a drastic law and order situation in the state.

The leader said, “today there is no value of farmer in Haryana, no work for labour, the hospitals don’t have doctors.”

Pointing out that people in Haryana are not getting basic necessities of life he added that there’s no education in the schools and law and order has been ruined, culprits are no more afraid of the government.

Hooda also said that women are not secure in their house, children are not secure in Schools, goons are looting petrol pumps and other places, rape incidents has been increasing day by day and murders have become a common thing.

The senior Congress leader also mentioned BJP President Amit’ shah rally while criticising the government said, When BJP National President came to Haryana, the state govt spent Rs 22 Crore to deploy 150 companies of Paramilitary forces for his security.”

“How can they provide security to people of Haryana if they can’t provide security to their party’s national President?, he added.

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Some hours prior to demonetisation, PNB exchanged 90 crores of Nirav Modi: Majeed Memon

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The NCP leader, Majeed Memon on Sunday made a claim that a PNB branch changed 90 crore rupees of old denominations into the new some hours prior to demonetization.

The leader also claimed that Nirav Modi left India some hours before Prime minister Narendra Modi announced Demonetisation.

The leader told ANI, “some hours prior to PM’s announcement of ‘Demonetisation’, 90 crore rupees of cash was brought in one of the branches of PNB & were exchanged for billions or something. This needs to be investigated.”

Jewellery Tycoon Nirav Modi has been declared defaulter  after his company recieved LOUs of almost 12 thousand crores from a PNB branch illegally. Nirav Modi, along with his wife Ami, brother Neeshal and Mehul Choksi left India in the first week of January before the PNB accused them of committing the fraud.

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