In photos: How successful was the Opposition-sponsored Jan Aakrosh Divas?

Opposition parties may have called for a 'Bharat bandh', but not every state participated in the 'Jan Aakrosh Divas' against demonetisation on 28 November.

In Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee strode angrily down the streets to mark her protest. She made a fiery speech, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking a unilateral decision that has affected the life of millions.

Kerala staggered to a halt with a 12-hour bandh. In Chennai, DMK leader MK Stalin was taken into protective custody and several others were also detained.

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The national capital witnessed rallies taken out by the Congress and CPI(M), particularly in Central Delhi, causing massive traffic snarls. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a public interaction to apprise the people of the pros and cons of demonetisation.

The Opposition's call to arms failed to evoke a response in Uttar Pradesh with offices and business establishments doing normal work and vehicles plying as usual. No major party in the state supported the protest, while Congress and AAP workers held separate programmes against the Centre's note ban decision.

While parties such as Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) organised mass protests in Ranchi and other cities, the situation was slightly different in the neighbouring Bihar since Nitish Kumar is backing the note ban. Even so, several protests took place.

BJP called the efforts a "flop show", saying the people have rejected the calls to rise against demonetisation as they have no faith in "tainted" parties behind them.

Photos curated by Priyata Brajabasi. Inputs: PTI

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