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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    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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