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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First Published on: November 17, 2016 12:27 pm
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    VISWALINGAM
    Nov 17, 2016 at 8:40 am
    KEJERIWAL, YOU ARE PROVING YOURSELF TO BE A BLOODY FOOL DAY BY DAY WITH YOUR SENSELESS AND IMMODEST BEHAVIOR . MAMATA BENERJI IS ANOTHER FOOL , AND AN OPPORTUNIST . SHE IS A DIRTY POLITICIAN. PM MODI IS MILLION TIMES ABOVE YOU ALL . ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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      Kift
      Nov 17, 2016 at 7:54 am
      lol , they are chanting pro Modi
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        MyTake
        Nov 17, 2016 at 8:48 am
        Really?
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          Tinku
          Nov 17, 2016 at 8:47 am
          there are 3 kinds of bhakts:lt;br/gt;1. general Bhakts: they are blaming themselves for voting Modi in 2014.lt;br/gt;2. hardcore bhakts: They are thinking on which side theywill shift now in 2019lt;br/gt;3. Blind bhakts: this andh bhakts are busy in social media to save modi.lt;br/gt;The real fact is that modi's career is almost over now what he created in last 30 years with full of hard work and kaminagiri.
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            Vishy
            Nov 17, 2016 at 9:13 am
            What did we do !!! Did we actually support this mor** and an as*ho** all along.lt;br/gt;The anti corruption crusader is now on an anti - anti corruption crusade.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is the biggest comedy king along with Rahul baba.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;On his side is the corruption queen of sharda. She and her party looted millions of small saving peasants and now ironically are fighting " corruption"
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              Rajneeti
              Nov 17, 2016 at 8:53 am
              We are with Modiji in fight against black money. Please Mamtaji and Kejriwalji, stop your protest.
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                Amit
                Nov 18, 2016 at 6:20 am
                Both third-grade chu tiaz
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                  Alab
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 8:44 am
                  Banks will not go burst anymore. They should be left alone, without interference from Govt as in the past when due to political influence Mallya etc. got loan and restructured them again. Today the global integration, it is unlikely that this would happen.So don't worry. We should do all transactions and stop black money and corruption. As far as getting money from overseas is concerned it would take lot of time for the Govt.
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                    G V
                    Nov 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                    In the la st dec ade, un docu me nted sour ces like cash dona tions acco unted for aro und 75 per cent of the fund ing for India’s politic al parties. Given this, the sudden clamp down on black money may also be seen as Modi’s clever electioneering for the upcoming elections in UP and Punjab.
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                      G V
                      Nov 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                      The demonetisation may also benefit BJP.        lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi’s move also carries an implicit albeit thick parti san agenda: Sudden demonetisation may hurt other political parties’ funding more than his own BJP, rendering the BJP a significant upper hand in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In the electorally pivotal states of UP and Punjab, BJP’s primary rivalries are often local and smaller parties which have less diversified funding and depend heavily on small cash donations.
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                        G V
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                        While Modi may find paci fying chaos in the short-term and correcting struct ural distortion in the long-term (they) are both hard policy goals, the parti san politics app ears to be the only low-hanging fruit he can readily pluck.
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                          avd
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 8:52 am
                          Gone those days when Arvind Kejrwail used be respected by Aam Aadmi as honest,sincere and non corrupt. But of Late Aam Aadmi realised that he has been changed completely and he is now more interested in capturing power in other states than giving good governance to the people of Delhi..He also realised that Poverty and illiteracy of Voters can bring him to power than giving good governance to the people of Delhi next time.
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                            avd
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 8:30 am
                            Mamata Banerjee Must know that the people of India are always with Nrendra Modi.She can fool the people of West Bengal by her road shows,strikes,Bunds and Gherao but not others people .No Party, other than Kejriwal joined delegation with her.She is only interested to provoke and instigate poor and illiterate people and least interested in good governance short her ets is only poverty an illiteracy of Voters who can be fooled by false promises.She worried that if Modiji succeeds in unearthing black moneys then her chances to remain in power will be reduced. During her tenure no Corporate sector wants to do business in Bengal due to fear of strikes,Gherao,Bunds.She wasted three days in Delhi without any result as all party leaders ignored her.
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                              arvind
                              Nov 17, 2016 at 8:38 am
                              There are bhakts every where.. ut their numbers are getting less day by day.. there have been 40 deaths so far due to mismanaged stupid decision by pheku. People are angry and pheku will be thrown out badly soon. All the BJP leaders are laughing at common people. they already knew about this step and made all black money to white.. shame.
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                                ashok s
                                Nov 17, 2016 at 8:48 am
                                Persons like kejriwal, mumta, should have more logical questions rather then roll back. Their should be be no roll back first of all. Second govt should not amend process abruptly now. Third opposition should corner pm on leak of info to its known enies . fourth RBI approval is in place . none of bigger shark's will escape of the act whether cronies of position or opposition . give us guarantees I mean to common netizens other wise its like backstabbing pls don't do it . Mr kehri and mamta go back like Simon
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                                  Balgit
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 6:02 am
                                  Army soldiers want Govt to act on black money of Mallya, Sahara, Reddy brothers, Reliance, Adani - all friends of BJP. Those with black money, were informed by BJP earlier- they buy gold, land, flats, declared in amnesrty scheme. The fathers and mothers of army soldiers are also standing in queue. Dont play politics with army soldiers, just like u people exploited poor sadhus and middle cl Indians.
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                                    Balgit
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:18 am
                                    Do they know that 10,000 crore black money was made white by four businessman in Hyderabad alone using Jaitley's Income declaration scheme. Check Bangalore Mirror, Nov 18th, 2016. As per income declaration scheme, their names can never be made public. No wonder Janardhan Reddy organized a 500 crore wedding without any fear, while the common man was thronging the banks.
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                                      Balgit
                                      Nov 17, 2016 at 9:38 am
                                      Just booked a cab for my eighty year old father , who lives in another town, to collect pension cheque from one bank (which did not have cash) and go to another bank to collect cash. What about places where there is no bank, no cabs, no ATMs? It is worst athyachar on elderly people, labourers , migrants, women. A better strategy would have been to attach the black money of Mallya, Sahara, Reddy brothers, Reliance, Adani - all friends of BJP.
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                                        Punjab
                                        Nov 18, 2016 at 10:11 am
                                        We are listening since long that country need to fight against corruption and black money. lt;br/gt;This is actually the fight of common man by standing in ques outside the banks.lt;br/gt;Future of your children is bright. Stand up with decision. Stand up with Modi.
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                                          Punjab
                                          Nov 18, 2016 at 10:08 am
                                          Ye insaan nahi gadha hai.lt;br/gt;Isko itne joote maro ki ise pta lage.
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                                            Velayudham
                                            Nov 17, 2016 at 8:21 am
                                            They should go to each Fish Market, because they excell in fishing in troubled waters. Misguiding innocents are their full time job. Ruling their respective States is not in their agenda
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