Ahmedabad: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be joining the Opposition-sponsored ''Black Day'' protest to mark the first anniversary of the Centre's much-criticised demonetisation move on Wednesday.
As per reports, the Congress vice president will visit Surat on Wednesday, the textile and diamond capital of the country, to participate in a candle-light vigil there as part of the "Black Day" protest.
Gandhi is expected to reach Surat early morning, after which he will have informal meetings with the industry representatives and workers during the day, sources in the Congress said.
"He will have formal interaction with traders in Adajan area of the city in the evening," the sources added.
"He will participate in a candle-light vigil on the 'Black Day' near Vivekanand Statue in Chowk Bazar area of Surat city after a formal meeting with traders," they said.
Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi confirmed the proposed visit and the programme of the party vice president.
Congress and other Opposition parties have decided to observe November 8, the date when Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year announced demonetisation, as "Black Day".
Gandhi's decision to take part in the protest in Gujarat is significant as the state is going to polls next month.