Meanwhile, DMK MPs joined Congress, TMC MPs who were holding demonstrations inside Parliament complex on the issue.

Stalin DMK cadre detained over demonetisation protest in Chennai
news Demonetisation Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:04

Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly MK Stalin and other DMK members were detained by Chennai police on Monday as they were protesting against the centre’s implementation of demonetisation.

“Financial tsunami is sweeping country following demonetisation. Government promised to solve the issue in two days. Now it has been extended to 50 days and all these seem to be mere announcements. There is nothing seen in action,” DMK party treasurer said while addressing party men gathered at Parry’s Corner. 

Stalin added, “Majority of the villagers don't have bank accounts, they don't know what a cheque means. Do they know what debit cards means?

Small traders and daily wage labours are the worst hit because of the currency withdrawal. Thousands of people are queuing outside the ATM's every day and said it was causing intolerable pain to the people. “Employees will be paid their salaries on December 1 but can they withdraw it,” Stalin said.

Criticizing PM Modi on the issue he said, “Modi came to power promising development but his announcement has brought all development and industries to a grinding halt.”

“Modi promised to bring back the black money and deposit Rs 15 lakh in everyone’s bank account. Has he even deposited Rs 15 in any account?” Stalin asked.

Meanwhile, DMK MPs joined Congress, TMC MPs who were holding demonstrations inside Parliament complex on the issue. 

 

Both Houses of Parliament were forced to adjourn over the issue with an united opposition asking for the PM’s participation in the debate over the issue.

Although more than 12 parties including the Congress, TMC and the Left parties called for a bandh on November 28 to be observed as 'Aakrosh Diwas', Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK, the BJD and the JD(U) did not join them. 

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