Demonetisation: Shiv Sena to join Mamata Banerjee in Parliament

She has also flayed the decision to use indelible ink to mark customers who exchange defunct currency notes and said it showed that this government "distrusts" the common people.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 15, 2016 8:55 pm
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In an embarrassment for the ruling BJP, its oldest ally Shiv Sena decided on Tuesday to side with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Parliament on Wednesday to oppose the process in which the demonetisation move is being implemented by the Modi government. South Mumbai Sena MP Arvind Sawant said Mamata telephoned his party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday and sought Sena’s support in “voicing the concerns of the common man”. “People are being harassed and the poor are being troubled by this move. Initially, the government said the trouble will be over in 2-3 days and now the PM asks cooperation for another 50 days,” Sawant told PTI. Clarifying his party’s stand on the issue, Sawant said Sena was not against weeding out black money. “But the process in which it is being done is not right. They (government) should have been prepared for the chaos,” he added.

On Mamata’s telephone call, he said, “Mamataji said she is talking to more political parties to side up against the government. Whoever wants to join us will join us. Sena will voice the concerns of the common man and side with Mamataji in Parliament for common people.” He said, “Sena will be a part of the parties that are against the process in which the (demonetisation) move is implemented. The government should have had a contingency plan (in place) before implementing the decision.” Sawant said the sudden scrapping of high-value denominations of Rs 1,000 and 500 was a “sheer harassment for the common man.”

Mamata is trying to play a pivot against the Modi government and is tapping into public sentiment post withdrawal of the high value tenders announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. Accusing the Modi government of turning the people of the country into “beggars”, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said in Kolkata that she would meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday on the issue irrespective of whether other parties should join her or not. She has also flayed the decision to use indelible ink to mark customers who exchange defunct currency notes and said it showed that this government “distrusts” the common people.

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    Krishnan Chundharan Krishnan
    Nov 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    If joined with Pak terrorists bundles of Rs.500 fake currency will be dispatched in advance ....
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      Maco Mozart
      Nov 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm
      Cong Chamcha and AAP Chamcha is bad ... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi baba is good..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He will deposit 15 lakh in my account or i will steal his pport not to fly out of india :D
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        Maco Mozart
        Nov 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm
        Dear Modi, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I will wait for next 6 month.. I only use 4000 per month ... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But when you drop 15 lakh inr. in my bank account...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Please do it asap.. My bank account is empty ... I want to become richlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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          Maco Mozart
          Nov 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm
          I want 15lakh... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yo post this comment to NaMo...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I want my money .. just 15lakh... not more than that.. not even single rupee more than that :Dlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi ji promised us to give 15lakh rupee each
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            Maco Mozart
            Nov 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm
            If not lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;i will steal his bossport :D :D
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              Maco Mozart
              Nov 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm
              Modi promised to give 15 lakh each citizen ... my month earnst in 8000...after pf and epf deduction i only get 6500... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When you give my 15 lakh sir :D lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am eager to have get my money
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                S K
                Nov 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm
                As both Kejriwal and Udhab Thakrey sit on huge black money,they are natural friends against demonetization.
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                  Rajan
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm
                  What is your opinion? it is ridiculous to say that common man is facing difficulties by demonitising 500 and 1000 notes. india is not so rich now that common man is depending on these currencies.
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