India, Nov. 9 -- The Congress and other opposition parties on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on the third anniversary of the invalidation of high-value banknotes, with Sonia Gandhi calling it the "single most appropriate metaphor for the ill-conceived governance model" of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Congress's youth wing held a demonstration in the capital to protest against the Modi government's move to render invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes worth Rs 15.44 lakh crore by value -- a move that took out of circulation 86% of all the cash that was in the hands of citizens on November 8, 2016.

In a statement, Congress president Gandhi said it was a "preposterous measure fuelled by false pro...