Mamata Banerjee: Financial emergency prevailing in country, demonetisation ‘Tughlaq’ move

Mamata Banerjee said the protest march was organised to save the common man from the looming disaster due to demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2016 3:55 pm
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday led a protest march to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, seeking President Pranab Mukherjee’s intervention over the Modi government’s move to scrap old tender. Banerjee lead a small group of opposition leaders, including J-K’s Omar Abdullah, and briefed the President over the inconvenience being faced by the public. “We asked for the intervention of the President. Even he has served as finance minister in the past and knows the situation very well,” she said.

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Saying that the country was under financial emergency, Banerjee compared the move to discontinue old Rs 500, Rs 1000 to the one taken by the 14th century Delhi ruler Mohammed bin Tughlaq. Banerjee said the protest march was organised to save the common man from the looming disaster owing to demonetisation. She also questioned the government over how much black money has been recovered so far. Our party will move an adjournment motion inside the House, Banerjee added. “TMC MPs will disrupt House till adjournment motion is accepted,” she told NDTV.

The Congress and CPI(M) stayed away from the protest march despite being present at the opposition party meeting on Tuesday. The Congress said it first wanted to raise the issue in Parliament before apprising the President of the prevailing situation. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also stayed away from the march, but he sent his representative, Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann. NDA alliance partner Shiv Sena also joined the protest.

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First Published on: November 16, 2016 3:10 pm
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    ND
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:18 am
    That nautanki lady is not only communal,corrupt ,dictator by her nature,she is a vote Vikhhu too.She can do any thing and everything to stay in power.She is the one who wants to make Bengal opposition free.Now she is doing this nautanki everyday with other opposition.
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      Raaki
      Nov 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm
      This demonetisation could act like a surgical strike on BJP itself like a premature suicide. If this happens it would a tragedy for supporters like us.
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        Rohit
        Nov 16, 2016 at 10:11 am
        Tughlaq never foisted such draconian measures upon general poce, while he was super tough against the powerful lest they posed challenge to his authority.
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          Vikrant
          Nov 16, 2016 at 11:31 am
          Can see how badly her backside is hurting because this move has kicked her and her terrorist supporters very hard. No wonder places like Malda are quite now
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            Anand
            Nov 16, 2016 at 10:34 am
            Well...Didi....Fake currency hub malda is in WB....right?
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              ashok s
              Nov 16, 2016 at 11:55 am
              This is just not tuglagshahi this auragzeb shahi . even shiv sena is not doing much for Hindus. Mira road Muslims have minted a gold mine in this process.
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                m v
                Nov 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm
                Demonetisation is not a Tughlaq move. It is a very bold decision taken by Modi even when many state elections are round the corner. The hardships undergone by the common man is temporary only. The permanent benefits for the country will be very huge. Opposition parties are questioning the move as they are all affected severely by demonetisation. They have been only behaving like Tughlaq ,particularly in the last 2 years plus stalling and blocking all good bills not considering the welfare of the country.
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                  bhaskar
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm
                  The deaths occuring are permanent reminders for tughlakmodi that common people will not spare u in next elections.
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                    India First
                    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:51 am
                    in other words what it means is "I had million in 500 and 1000 rupee note. And now all that has turned in to raddi garbage" haa haa haa haa
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                      giri nambally
                      Nov 16, 2016 at 11:32 am
                      jump in bay of bengal for the good of the country
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                        MMJoshi
                        Nov 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                        This woman perceves to be not corrupt but is helping all corrupt of her party. Don't forget Shard, Narda and Malda. For getting Muslim votes she can go to any extent. Some muslims are involved in duplicate currency circulation in India and she finds herself near to them just to get votes of that community.
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                          hemant
                          Nov 16, 2016 at 10:26 am
                          All parties say ' They are against black money' but will not do anything and if anyone does they will oppose it. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Have you ever seen pain on face of an honest tax payer. Who pays tax every time he gets ry and always in debt from bank. Every time he wants to buy house , car , refrigerator , TV people with black money price him out. His only fault is he pays tax so that these politicians can enjoy and then oppose any measure to provide him help.lt;br/gt;Back off and go to your place and indulge in petty politics this is beyond you Mamta.
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                            hemant
                            Nov 16, 2016 at 10:11 am
                            Sardha scam money is still not accounted and now it is waste. I have not seen her this active when Indian soldier's were killed.lt;br/gt;She is total nautanki , she should be asked to get visa to visit Delhi. Already wasted Bengal can't afford more of her.
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                              Shrinivasa Kamath
                              Nov 16, 2016 at 9:52 am
                              Mamata Banerjee is the most disturbed politician after demonitisation.
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                                Ramakrishnan
                                Nov 16, 2016 at 10:41 am
                                There is an emergency for politicians sitting on mounts of banned currency.
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                                  l s
                                  Nov 16, 2016 at 10:53 am
                                  No decent leader of any standing walked with her. Only 3rd grade people accompaned her.
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                                    Krishna
                                    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:07 am
                                    Illiterate woman. Stooge of Sonia.
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                                      Lalu
                                      Nov 16, 2016 at 9:57 am
                                      How can she invoke the name of a 'minority' emperor? She should be very careful in attacking Modi.
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                                        Lalu
                                        Nov 16, 2016 at 11:44 am
                                        There will be displacement of water causing heavy flooding in the coastal areas that would kill thousands. Do you want it?
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                                          Lawrence
                                          Nov 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
                                          Recently Mamata Banerjee should have taken huge amount as bribe from some body that might be the reason
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                                            Manohar Sharma
                                            Nov 16, 2016 at 11:31 am
                                            Mumtaj Begum's FAKE CURRENCY business is closed.
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