Hitting out at the Modi government for demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said it has resulted in “complete disaster and chaos”, and urged the Centre to rescind the ‘hasty decision’. “Please save people from this disaster. Roads are closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions affected, chaos everywhere,” Banerjee said in a statement. Claiming the “poorest of the poor and the middle class are crying”, she said, “This is like an all-India unannounced strike. Those who hoard large amounts of black money will be protected”.
“I once more appeal to the government to withdraw this hasty decision. First do a plan of action and only then do proper implementation. This is a complete disaster,” she added. Last night, Banerjee had accused Modi government of, “scripting a drama to divert the attention from its failure to bring back black money from abroad”.