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Opposition unites against PM at Parliament's Gandhi statue


New Delhi: A united opposition on Wednesday upped the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's continued silence and absence inside the house despite growing demands for him to speak on the demonetisation issue.

Thirteen opposition parties, baring the Left and the Aam Aadmi Party, protested at Parliament's Gandhi Statue demanding answers on demonetisation.

Among the protestors were leaders from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the BSP.

Although the Left did not join the protest, it said that it would mount a separate protest later in the day.

CPI leader D. Raja told the media that "approaching the President is the final option" if Modi did not respond to questions from the opposition.

"Seventy people have lost their lives. Is this a small matter," Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress said.

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