Mamata, Kejriwal demand roll-back of demonetisation within 3 days

Daring the government to send those protesting against the move to jail, Banerjee said the fight will continue till the move was scrapped.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2016 7:03 pm
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Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal denounced the Narendra Modi-led Centre in fiery speeches at a protest rally in Azadpur Mandi, Delhi on Thursday. Both leaders targeted the government for its decision to withdraw currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 from circulation. They threatened to intensify their agitation if the government did not roll-back its decision to discontinue old currency notes in three days.

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Daring the government to send those protesting against the move to jail, Banerjee said the fight will continue till the move was scrapped. “If you have courage, send us to jail or shoot us…But we will continue fighting,” she said. Accusing the government of trying to sell the country, Banerjee called the prevailing situation worse than the 1975 emergency. “They want to sell this country. They are trying to break the constitution. We cannot allow that,” the TMC chief said at the rally.

Kejriwal, speaking after Banerjee, took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly and accused him of helping liquor baron Vijay Mallya flee the country. He said while common people are standing in queues outside banks and ATMs, Mallya was enjoying in London.

The Delhi chief minister also assailed the government over the number of deaths of people while trying to exchange old currency notes. “Marriages are being broken and people are killing themselves…Who is responsible for their deaths?” Kejriwal thundered into the microphone.

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On Wednesday, Banerjee had 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. TMC MPs will move an adjournment motion in the House on Thursday, Banerjee said. 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.

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    Ahmed
    Nov 17, 2016 at 11:46 am
    I m having lot of respect for Great Kejriwal. The only bulwark against mad decision. Support Kejriwal save poor n India
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      Hemant Kumar
      Nov 17, 2016 at 11:44 am
      Mamta and Kejri are daydreaming of becoming PM and Dy. PM.
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        Onkar Singh
        Nov 17, 2016 at 11:39 am
        Modi clown is doing nothing to stop money laundering.He has not done anything so that his friend Adani who is involved in a money laundering case can be punished.Now a BJP MLA has exposed that the Ambanis and Adanis knew about the demonetizing,and BJP party deposited in the Bank money in the currency of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- hours before these notes were demonetized.So Modi as dishonest as those involved in black money trading.Mamata Banerjee and Kejriwal are speaking up for the really downtrodden and the poor,Modi stands for the crony capitalist's.So we have question and seek Modi's explanation for the motive of doing what he has done.Because his party and his friends knew about the demonetizing step well in advance,so why put the mes into this mayhem?
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          indian
          Nov 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm
          They're worried about all their black money being worthless?
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            Aid
            Nov 17, 2016 at 10:34 am
            Mr Modi still we people are believing you even though you wrote off vijay mallaya loan of 1100 crores lt;br/gt;Do good for the country we don't mind struggling
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              pk
              Nov 17, 2016 at 9:45 am
              Ke jalilwal really avoided sena or just trying to save his image. ....BIGGEST CUNNING IN HISTORY OF INDIAN POLITICS...an opportunistic.
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                Chandu Shah
                Nov 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm
                Who does she think she is? And who does he think he is? Both these s should be ignored. They are both corrupt politicians
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                  Chander Pal
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm
                  Keeping up appearance that they are the guardians of the poor. But for we people such politicians are batting for black economy. But A K's language smelled of "BAGAWAT", real serious is not it.
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                    Dinesh
                    Nov 17, 2016 at 11:07 am
                    This both Mamata and Kejriwal are real ARSHE s
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                      Pshah
                      Nov 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm
                      No body should attain this kind of rally held by opposition. this move is right and fully support no matter of what if I have to stand for a day in a line...
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                        IML sood
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm
                        Only corrupt like Avi are crying and shedding crocodile tears to save their black money.Ignore them.
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                          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 11:52 am
                          Mumtaz looks like a mother of Simpson,----KHUJLIWAL resembles ponokio in the picture.
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                            Mike
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm
                            Its good to see them together.. Chor Chorni bhai bhen
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                              Mpatel
                              Nov 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                              you should change the name of Indian Express to AAP Express.
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                                MyTake
                                Nov 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm
                                Mamata thought youths in Delhi will behave like her goons in Bengal! That did not happen and people instead decided to give her Modi's message by chanting Modi Modi slogan!
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                                  MyTake
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                  One way to catch the black money holder is to investigate those who are protesting without sound reason, knowing fully well this is going to help the poor in the long run!
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                                    Jayakumar
                                    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm
                                    Kujliwal is the cancer in Indian politics. What will he do if there is no roll back.... I hope he commits suicide by immolating in front of Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
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                                      Partha Karri
                                      Nov 17, 2016 at 10:25 am
                                      I suggest Mamta, Kejriwal to go back to their offices and do their work sincerely without uttering a word on any one else. I feel sorry for the WB people and Delhites for voting this two political baffoons.
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                                        R.R. Sethi
                                        Nov 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm
                                        Kajriwal is too ambitious to control other states and want too prove the top most politician of India. To be in the lime light he has only one name in his mind to be equated with i.e. Mr. Modi. He even don't want to equate himself with any other Chief Minister Or Cabinet Minister.lt;br/gt; It is extreme of his arrogance. lt;br/gt;He is untrusted even by his own Guru Annaji.
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                                          Sahil
                                          Nov 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                                          Yday went to a govt department they are asking for bribe in new currency... What a shame.. Modi has to take step on govt officials and politicians instead of business man... Had all cl of people accept and pay taxes where is question of white... Shame of the government..
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                                            Sss
                                            Nov 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm
                                            Guys, a huge,positive and bold enough step, appreciate, apart from metro's there's too much work went unplanned and donno if ignored for reals, pple waiting more than 2days just spending from morning 6 am to eve 4 pm when bank closes their doors without anything in their hands, recently updated 47 pple died some in queue of heart attack or at home starving. Believed to be good for future but at what cost, public lives...need a good backup plan...
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