Demonetisation scheme turning out to be ‘big black scandal’, markets ruined: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal CM asked for withdrawal of the political decision.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 12, 2016 2:30 pm
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Centre for the second time after the demonetisation scheme was announced by PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday. In a series of tweets, Banerjee reiterated that the common people were facing hardships because of government’s decision and demanded its roll-back.

“This has turned out to be a ‘big black scandal’. Hardship for common citizens and full advantage to money launderers,” Banerjee tweeted.

She was the first political leader to have taken on PM Modi-led Centre after the decision was made public. “I have said this before, but given the way the young, old and everyone is suffering let me again appeal to the Central government,” she added on Saturday. Claiming that demonetisation of the currency notes was ruining the markets across the country and affecting the purchasing power, she asked for withdrawal of the decision.

Banerjee’s tweets came just minutes after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference and slammed the government move claiming BJP had already alerted people close to it about the same.