No money in bank, shops had to be shut down: Traders to Mamata at Kolkata’s Boro bazar

Demonetisation: In a first, Banerjee tweeted out a video of her meet with the traders and the local public at the market.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2016 6:32 pm
mamata Banerjee, Demonetisation, Mamata demonetisation, mamata Boro Bazaar, mamata meets traders Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference at Nabanna in Kolkata. PTI Photo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met traders at Boro bazar, Kolkata to take stock of the situation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes nearly 11 days back in a bid to curb black money and terror financing. In a first, Banerjee tweeted out a video of her meeting with traders and the local public at the market place. As her car reached the market, the CM was heard saying, “The market is empty. Except for a few eateries, the market is closed. Business has shut down.” The traders present at the market place told Banerjee: “We don’t have change. We don’t have money. There is no money in bank. Our business is closed. The shops had to be shut down.”

Explaining their plight to the chief minister, the traders said they had come to the market to pass their time as they had no other work to do here. They complained that they don’t have the required change and when they shop they don’t get change for Rs 2,000 notes. “We don’t get change for Rs 2000 while shopping,” said a lady who had come to the market. “We have been standing in queues but banks, ATMs have closed. We don’t know what to do. This is the situation everywhere,” said a man at the market.

The CM said she went to RBI and there was no Rs 500, 100 notes in the bank. “I went to RBI. Neither do they have Rs 500 note, nor Rs 100 note. I went to there to take stock of the situation. After that I’ve come to Boro bazaar to check the situation here,” said the CM.

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    Chander Pal
    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    She has excelled in chasing industry out of Bengal. Calcutta was the jewel till the 50s. Kolkota is now a big slum. No industry. No job creation. She believes in freebies and puts up an appearance that she represents common people. She represents herself. Always angry always criticizing.
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      aks
      Nov 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      Pretenders and dishonest as a cl. The money in bank is not there because they refuse to account for their trades, pay taxes and file returns. They deserve to ke kicked in their colllective and individula es for insisting on cash, and Mamta for supporting such a group.
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        anand
        Nov 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm
        How many of these shop keepers giving bills to the customers and how many are paying income tax? All transactions to the traders shall be only through electronic means so that the income of these fellows is caught at every stage and exposed.
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          End of
          Nov 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm
          MAMTA HAS HER PANTS TORE INTO PIECES AFTER DEMONITISATION,LOL!
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            Dash
            Nov 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm
            Boro Bazar is the hub of black money transaction in Wasted Bengal. Bombta's commission from this market is gone now. She has become almost a beggar after losing some thousands of crores looted through chit fund scam,commission from Malda fake rackets,illegal bomb making factories in Malda and Murshidabad. Thw commission from mullahs who do drug peddling has been reduced now. She has lost a lot. A good beginning has been made by the govt. Let these corrupt selfish Khujlis,Bombtas,dynast Pappu Udhavs scream. More action will follow. A clean economy is needed for a better India. Jihadis,naxals,hawala dealers,drug peddlers,of course other antinationals like many politcians,terror smpathizers have bee severely hit. This is a defining moment for the nation
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              dd
              Nov 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm
              Manta misguiding people..tryingbhard to create panic.
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                dd
                Nov 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm
                She is losing thousands of crorers ...she is a cheater..
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                  dd
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                  Shut up please.
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                    Nabarun
                    Nov 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                    There must be some reason for her getting berserk. Guess what ?
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                      Kay Gee
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm
                      This is a problem with mamata she did not help banks ho distribute money properly. In india all other markets are operating normally.
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                        Intolerant Logic80
                        Nov 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm
                        Did Mamta ask them, how many of you genuinely make receipts of s to customers and show taxes honestly,
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                          Intolerant Logic80
                          Nov 19, 2016 at 9:58 pm
                          What to expect from a commie n another freebie state. Traders cannot do cheque payments for business? Only cash needed?
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                            Raju Menon
                            Nov 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                            Mamta should educate traders to adopt online payment systems. The problem in her state is more cultural- bengalis are not dynamic business men. Traders have to understand that there may not be currency bigger than 500 Rs note
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                              desai
                              Nov 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm
                              miss mamta..ur ineffective leader,everyone knows that..poverty is rampant in bengal plus illegal immigrants from bdesh has been pouring in for years..u cant even stop that..how about u work together with modi and together bring solution..we know u wont do that because that would hurt ur ego..u dont care about people u just jealous of modi..just admit it..jai hind
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                                Prem Silhi
                                Nov 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm
                                I am not surprised for our law makers in former governments were mediocre or useless and they let the human greed among their supporters and the cultural traits in majority poor potion rule the economy of the country. While majority of poor Indians lived their day to day life on meagre daily/monthly wages they relied on gold and other worldly possessions to get by in emergency. Those in trade who were led by personal greed own big houses and luxury cars and kept money in gunny bags or stacked in neat piles under their beds or wherever they found space for their money-making businesses. Now, for what is happening in the wake of demonetization of large currency notes, we should demand the so-called leaders of the 1885-born Indian National Congress and their cronies in politics to explain their disgusting performance as erstwhile rulers. They are exposed! Let the nationalists in government led by our prime minister bring some order in Indian society that had been for long held hostage by anti-national elements in politics.
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                                  Prem Silhi
                                  Nov 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm
                                  आशुतोष, आपने क्षण भर रुद्र भाव में जो कहा है सत्य व उत्तम कहा है| बहुत सुन्दर| धन्यवाद|
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                                    sajeev
                                    Nov 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm
                                    Concocted drama by Mamata.
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                                      Vedic_Citizen
                                      Nov 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm
                                      Fake currency worth 100 crore was confiscated from a Sheik in Malda yesterday. Detox is working bring hidden fake and black
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                                        SRI
                                        Nov 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                                        Ask your traders to buy Card machine and make all their payments online. Let them come under tax net.
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                                          ssn murthy
                                          Nov 19, 2016 at 2:06 pm
                                          The govt. better bring in legislation making card machines mandatory in every shop. This will help to reduce crowds at banks.
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                                            Londoner
                                            Nov 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm
                                            No money in the Bank, but loads of money in your and your nephew's home right Madaam? Shame on you that you can't work in the Nations' interest ever.lt;br/gt;You may criticize Centre for the lack of preparation, but don't make statements for political advantage among educated m.lt;br/gt;Those days of Indira and Rajive hi are gone when you all fooled people
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