The protest had its echo in both Houses of the Bihar legislature where legislators of Congress, RJD and CPI-ML raised slogans against scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.
YSR Congress and Congress said that they have not called for 'Bharat Bandh' but were only protesting against the people's sufferings due to demonetisation.
"It is evident that the so called ‘akrosh' of Congress is not genuine since it has no justification to be angry on the issue of demonetisation. "It is plain and simple. How can any party be angry when the people clearly demonstrated to bear with short term pains for long term gains.
"Demonetisation has brought misery to the poor, middle class and housewives. Congress is against black money but the manner in which Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes have been cancelled it has only created chaos in the country," Telangana Pradesh Congress President Uttam Kumar Reddy said.