<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Congress on Saturday released a 16-page booklet titled to dub the November 8 demonetisation as an “attack on India’s economy” and described it as a “Modi-made” disaster, wiping away 86% of the currency in circulation.Asserting that an arrogant Modi did not consult economists, the booklet says Modi does not know Bharat as only 6% of undisclosed income is in the form of cash in India while the remaining is in assets like land, real estate, gold and foreign currencies” and yet he destroyed 86% of the cash economy while going after a small fraction of the unaccounted wealth.Releasing the booklet, which will be translated in various regional languages and distributed, just hours before PM Modi’s national address in the evening, Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala announced a month-long 3-phase nationwide anti-demonetisation campaign from January 6.The groundwork for the campaign will be done by the party leaders holding press conferences across the country on Monday and Tuesday and distributing the booklet to highlight why the demonetisation was an immature move.On January 6, the Congress leaders will head protests outside the collectorate offices in all districts, followed by a “thali” protest by the party’s women wing across the country on January 9. The high point of the campaign will be a national conference of the party leaders in Delhi during the second phase starting on January 11.Meanwhile, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Modi to compensate the people’s loss due to demonetisation and posted an 8-point charter of demands on his Twitter account. “Modi ji Note-bandi ke nuksaan ki bharpaayee kijiye,” he tweeted in Hindi demanding that “weekly cash withdrawal limits must go.” He further tweeted: “Destroyed in the last 50 days: Trust in the Prime Minister’s word.” Hours before the PM’s address, he also demanded lifting of t restrictions on withdrawal of money with immediate effect, compensating all bank account holders with special interest @ 18% per annum, for the time restrictions are in place, all charges on digital transactions to be abolished forthwith and compensation of Rs 25,000 in the account of one woman in each BPL family. And also a rebate in the Income Tax and Sales Tax rebate by 50% to small shopkeepers and businesses.

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Congress releases booklet against demonetization