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Poor worst hit by demonetisation: Congress spokesperson


Chandigarh: Asserting that the poor are the “worst-hit” by demonetisation, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi today demanded that Rs 25,000 be deposited in the bank account of a woman of every BPL family in the country and doubling of wages under MNREGA.

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Terming demonetisation “ill-conceived and ill-executed”, she said, “The government has failed to retrieve black money or stop fake currency notes, caused inconvenience to common people. Demonetisation has hit the poor the hardest.”

“It is a known fact that BJP had bought land in Bihar and Odisha prior to demonetisation,” Chaturvedi claimed.

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The Congress spokesperson said her party demands payment of 18 per cent interest to all account bank holders for their deposits post-demonetisation, end of commission on cashless deals, Rs 25,000 be deposited in the accounts of women belonging to all BPL families and doubling of MNREGA wages.

Congress would hold a series of protests across India against demonetisation from next week, she said.