Demonetisation protest: Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal demand roll back

“At the rally, Kejriwal will expose the big scam that is demonetisation," an AAP statement read.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2016 8:06 pm
Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee at the rally in Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee at the rally in Delhi

Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal launched a blistering attack on the Central government over its decision to scrap the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Addressing a rally at Azadpur Mandi in Delhi, Mamata served an ultimatum to the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, asking it roll back the decision. Saying demonetisation will take the country backward by 100 years, Mamata said the crisis of this proportion was not seen even during the Emergency.

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On Wednesday, Banerjee led a rainbow delegation of opposition party leaders to Rashtrapati Bhavan in protest against the demonetisation move. She submitted a memorandum to President Pranaba Mukherjee and sought his intervention on the issue. Kejriwal, however, skipped the protest march as he did not want to be seen with the Shiv Sena, sources told The Indian Express. Kejriwal did send his representative, with suspended Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann joining the march.

With most shops downing their shutters citing lack of business, Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier met traders and farmers at major trading centres in Azadpur, Chandni Chowk and east Delhi to take stock of the implications of the move.

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He concludes his speech.

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‘Who is responsible for their deaths?’: Kejriwal

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People’s marriages are being broken and there are others killing themselves’: Kejriwal

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PM Modi helped Vijay Mallya escape the country. Mallya is now sitting and enjoying in London. Common people are standing in queues: Kejriwal

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‘By withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and introducing higher Rs 2000 notes, how are you removing black money’: Kejriwal

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‘I will be at the forefront of every fight against black money’: Kejriwal

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I had raised the name of Robert Vadra at a time when people were scared to take his name: Kejriwal

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The West Bengal CM has completed her speech. Next up: Arvind Kejriwal.

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‘We will not allow the poor to go hungry. We will continue to fight for this country’: Mamata

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‘If you have courage, send us t jail or shoot us. But we will continue fighting’: Mamata Banerjee

She calls the situation worse than emergency.

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‘Earlier it was Rs 4500, now they have reduce the withdrawal limit to Rs 2000’: Mamata Banerjee

‘They want to sell this country’: Mamata on the BJP

‘They are trying to break the constitution. We cannot allow that’: Mamata

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‘Aage toh chhodo, desh ko peecha kar diya’: Mamata Banerjee at the rally.

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