Opposition observed 'Black Day' in Parliament today, wearing a black band as a mark of protest,exactly a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the currency notes of Rs500 and 1000 November 8, .
Rahul Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister, saying that the abrupt decision to demonetise was "a foolish decision" that has affected the weaker sections of society like farmers and labourers.
He also accused Modi of 'changing narratives' and being on the side of only a few rich people rather than the common man, saying that "Paytm= Pay to Modi' is the real idea behind a cashless economy.
The opposition raised slogans of 'We Want Modi' in the Parliament, demanding the Prime Minister should be present there to have a debate with voting.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu retaliated against the 'Black Day' saying that it is instead 'kala dhan ka samarthan divas' ( A day to support Black Money) . He also said that staging protests and raising slogans is in "no way going to help democracy" . Accusing the opposition of disrespecting Mahatma Gandhi, he also said that dharna by opposition parties near Gandhi statute in Parliament premises is big 'tamasha' and insult to Father of Nation.