The CPI-M on Saturday accused the
Centre of “betraying” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment that
people will be allowed to exchange old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000
demoninations till December 30.

The Left party also demanded that
all transactions should be allowed till there is adequate supply of new notes.

“The CPI-M strongly condemns
this latest onslaught on the people’s right to their own money and to spend it
as they deem fit.

“It reiterates the demand that
all transactions with the old notes should be allowed till alternative
arrangement for supply of new notes is made,” the party said in a
statement.

The Politburo calls upon all its
party units to mobilise public opinion against these anti-people measures of
the Modi government and strive to make the All-India Protest call on November
28 a big success.

“The Modi government has
betrayed the commitment made by the Prime Minister on November 8 that people
will be allowed to exchange the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes till December
30,” it stated.