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‘GST a stunt, demonetisation a disaster’: Mamata Banerjee reiterates demand for probe

Mamata Banerjee has been a fierce critic of demonetisation and has also voiced her opposition against the 'hurried implementation' of GST.

Written by Santanu Chowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: October 5, 2017 6:27 pm
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Terming the Centre’s demonetisation of high-value currency notes as the “biggest disaster”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has yet again demanded a thorough probe into the move. “As I said earlier, demonetisation is the biggest disaster. It has completely ruined the country’s economy. Also, GST is a great stunt.
Why did the government launch it in a hurry without making proper plans? The common people and all traders are the worst sufferers. A thorough investigation is needed,” Banerjee tweeted on Thursday.

Banerjee has been a fierce critic of demonetisation and has also voiced her opposition against the ‘hurried implementation’ of GST.

The West Bengal Chief Minister has described both demonetisation and GST as “economic blunders” on earlier occasions as well, and proclaimed that she stood by small traders and businessmen who were protested against it.

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    Sonia Singh
    Oct 25, 2017 at 2:13 am
    Thank you for your courageous expression, Madam Chief Minister. Bothe 'demonisation' and GST are the high handedness of the Dictator. Thank you Madam
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      Oct 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm
      Ok. What about sarada?
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        Oct 5, 2017 at 7:27 pm
        Mamta Begum is the worst thing happened to West Bengal This very low IQ semi literate, pro jihadi,anti hindu and Modi hater is the biggest SHAME on people of West Bengal who are equally guilty of choosing her as their CM she has single handedly destroyed West Bengal and flooded the state with jihadi Mullah, terrorists and ill legal Bangladeshis for her secured vote Bank.She must be tried for treason for insulting Indian Army.West Bengal is now fit case for President Rule.
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          Ajit Das
          Oct 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm
          Name-calling has no place in debate. One may dis-agree with her. But her arguments need to be met by counter-arguments in a civilised manner. There is wide consensus that both de-demonetisation and GST have been introduced with haste and with out proper preparation.