Rahul Gandhi to take part in ‘Balck Day’ protest in Gujarat


As part of the opposition parties’ plans to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation as the black day, the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will today participate in a candle-light vigil in Gujarat’s Surat.

Rahul Gandhi

His supporters have organised a’ “Black Day” protest in Surat, the textile and diamond capital of the country.

Rahul is expected to be in Surat this morning, after which he will have informal meetings with the industry representatives and workers during the day, sources in the Congress said.

“He will have formal interaction with traders in Adajan area of the city in the evening,” they said.

“He will participate in a candle light vigil on the ‘Black Day’ near Vivekanand statue in Chowk Bazar area of Surat city after a formal meeting with traders,” they said.

Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi confirmed the proposed visit and the programme of the party vice president.

The Congress and other Opposition parties have decided to observe November 8, the day on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year announced demonetisation, as “Black Day”.

Gandhi’s decision to take part in the protest in Gujarat is significant as the state is going for polls next month.


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