RBI gherao : Police detained 100 Assam Congress workers

by Hemanta Kumar Nath

Guwahati , Jan 18, 2017 : Police on Wednesday had detained over 100 Congress workers of Assam including Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora, while the Congress workers had demonstrated in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Guwagati as part of its nationwide RBI gherao programme protest against the Centre's demonetisation.

Assam congress workers led by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, APCC president Ripun Bora, AICC leader CP Joshi had protested against demonetisation and demanded reprint of scraping notes. During the protest, several Congress workers were injured while they attempted to break the security barricade to enter inside the RBI gate.Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said that, Centre's demonetisation step had murdered the democracy.

"It is an anti-people policy. Modi government had murdered the democracy and we will raise our voice for the people's right, to restore the democracy," Gogoi said.On the other hand, APCC president Ripun Bora said that, demonetisation hited Indian economy.Later police released the Congress workers who were detained earlier.