On November 8, the first anniversary of demonetisation, protest demonstrations were held across Karnataka by Left parties – CPI(M), CPI, SUCI(C) – in most district centres. Speakers brought attention to the failure of all objectives (including shifting goalposts) cited by Modi government for demonetisation. Speakers also highlighted the havoc caused in the informal economy by destroying jobs and livelihoods. This time there was better response from people as all the euphoria over demonetisation is over and havoc caused by it, is quite visible.
Reports have been received from Bangalore, Mangalore, Karawar, Dharawad, Tumkuru, Hassan regarding demonstrations by the Left parties. Congress and AAP also organised independent demonstrations against demonetisation. Among opposition parties, only the JD(S) did not organise demonstrations.