Anti-demonetisation conference: The oppositions’ campaign seems to have got weakened as a rift has appeared among the opposition political parties that had temporarily come together against demonetisation. Many parties have backed out from the joint press conference that Congress had called in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Opposition pulls out of Anti-demonetisation conference
The parties that have pulled out of the conference are Janata Dal United (JD-U), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Samajwadi party, the left.
“The Congress should know that in a combined effort, prior understanding and consultations are a must”, said Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI-M.
Till now, there was coordination among different opposition parties’ parliamentary groups. If you have to elevate it to the party level you must do it with prior consultation”, he added.
KC Tyagi, the JD-U leader, said – “We were not sounded out, we don’t know what is the agenda of the press briefing; there is no common minimum program. So how can we participate?”
NCP leader DP Tripathi said, “Opposition is united over the wrong implementation” of the demonetisation policy.
“We have not decided, at least I am not going. You may contact Neta Ji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) for more details”, said Naresh Aggarwal, SP leader.
Trinamool Congress leader Sukehndu Shekhar Roy said that his party will “most likely” participate.
Congress had reached out to all the opposition parties to march against the demonetisation policy, which quite didn’t go as planned as many of the parties have opted out of this anti-demonetisation move.