Life Normal Despite Protest by Oppn Against Demonetisation

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Bhubaneswar: Normal life remained unaffected in Odisha today despite the protest called by the five Left Parties and the Congress to protest the demonetisation.

Vehicular traffic was normal in Twin City and other parts of the State. All the business establishments and private offices remained open except school and colleges. Government buses and other private vehicles were seen running on the road.

The opposition staged protest at various places. The activists of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) took out a procession from Master Canteen square in Bhubaneswar and demonstrated in front of the office of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Similarly, Congress leaders also held similar demonstration in front of the RBI. PCC president Prasad Harichandan and other top leaders took part in the event. “We have not called for a bandh, but have decided to observe it as ‘Akrosh Divas’. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spread the message of bandh. We protested against ban on Rs 500/1000 notes, which led to nationwide financial crisis”, PCC spokesperson Sarat Rout said.