Bharat Bandh called by the Left Opposition parties across
the country against demonetisation witnessed little impact in Assam, where the
Congress workers staged demonstrations in the city as a part of their ‘Jan
Aakrosh Divas’ (public anger day).
Government and non-government offices remained open and
vehicles were also seen plying across the state.
Business establishments as well as educational institutes
were open with full attendance of students. Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora led
a rally in the city starting from the Dighalipukhuri point to Reserve Bank of
India’s office and demanded withdrawal of the process of demonetisation. He
alleged that the common people across the country were facing huge problems
because of Narendra Modi’s abrupt decision to scrap Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes.