Demonetisation war: Mamata to sit on dharna in Patna on Wednesday

While leading a protest march against demonetisation in Kolkata, Mamata said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acted like god in implementing the demonetisation decision.

By: ANI | Patna | Updated: December 1, 2016 6:32 pm
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a protest rally in Lucknow on Tuesday. Vishal Srivastav West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at  demonetisation protest rally on Tuesday. Express Photo Vishal Srivastav.

After her mega rally in Lucknow, Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday will sit on a dharna in Patna, Bihar today to demand roll back of the Centres’ demonetisation decision. RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad said, the party will accompany Banerjee during the dharna, however, RJD alliance partner and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led JD(U) will not participate.

Talking to reporters in Patna, Banerjee said every political party has its own stand on the demonetisation issue and so Nitish Kumar and his party. Earlier in Lucknow, Mamata questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why BJP MPs and MLAs should submit their bank account transaction details only for the post-demonetisation period and not since the NDA government came to power.

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After her rally, Mamata thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party and the people of the state in a series of tweets.

“Thank u Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh.Thank u @yadavakhilesh @SamajwadiParty thanks to the women of UP for your presence in large numbers. We are taking this people’s movement to Patna tomorrow at Gardani Bagh Dharnasthal, 1 pm,” she said.

While leading a protest march against demonetisation in Kolkata, Mamata said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acted like god in implementing the demonetisation decision without caring about the common people. She also threatened to demonstrate outside Prime Minister Modi’s residence in the national capital against the demonetisation move.

“The people are distressed. I believe such a step has not been taken anywhere worldwide. Suddenly Modi ji felt, he acts like God. He has done whatever he wants, without knowing the consequence. Ask him why there’s scarcity of notes in banks. If there were ample notes in banks then nothing would have bothered us. Without any proper strategy he took the step,” she said.

“I am taking pledge that either I’ll die or live, but will remove PM Modi from Indian politics,” she said on Monday.