On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to demonetise 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes with an aim to weaken the black money or shadow economy in the country.
The MPCC earlier staged a sit in protest by displaying banners and playcards with slogans against the demonetisation. Opposition Political parties like the Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India- Marxist [CPI-M] also staged protest against demonetisation.
Later a protest rally was also staged from Congress Bhavan till Sumang Leela Shanglen where a meeting was held. Speakers on the occasion highlighted the impact of demonetisation on common people of the country.
While the Congress and other opposition parties are observing November 8 as 'black day' across the country to oppose demonetisation, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating it as anti-black money day. (ANI)