ITANAGAR, Nov 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) and People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) have ridiculed the celebrations of the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on one-year completion of demone-tisation, which was introduced on 8th November, 2016.
In a press communiqué, the APCC said that it would observe November 8 as ‘Black Day’.
It observed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetization of 86 percent of the currency brought untold misery to the citizens across the country.
Citing that the Prime Minister had garnered support by making a plea that it was a move against black money, printing of fare currency and terror-financing, the APCC said that none of the aims of demonetization were achieved and the nation experienced huge pain and economic slowdown.
It appealed to the party leaders and workers of the state, along with other political parties, like minded NGOs, supporters and well wishers to join the proposed Black Day.
The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) also ridiculed the state BJP unit of celebrating completion of one year of the introduction of demonetisation in the state without any valid reason.
“The people of Arunachal and the state as a whole have nothing special to rejoice about considering the continuing condition of economic uncertainty and chaos prevailing in the state”, it said in a release on Monday, adding that the government has failed to keep a check on the growing corruption in the state.
The BJP is going to celebrate ‘Anti Black Money Day’ on November 8 to mark one year anniversary of demonetisation across the country and the state BJP is also going to host a programme in the capital to mark the day.