Mamata Banerjee targets PM, to hit Delhi streets against demonetisation

"I am doing this for the sake of the people of the country", Banerjee said.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 21, 2016 5:12 pm
Mamata Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee targets PM, PM Naredndra Modi, demonetisation bad move Mamata, Mamata alleges Modi, demonetisation a scam Mamata, Narendra Modi demonetisation, demonetisation, indian express news Mamata Banerjee addresses a mass rally against demonetisation of currency notes, at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi on Thursday (PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was threatening other parties raising voices against demonetisation and said she would hit the streets of Delhi on tuesday to protest against the Centre’s move which caused immense hardship to the people. “The Prime Minister is threatening other parties who are raising their voices on demonetisation. PM should be sober. PM should behave like a PM. If necessary, he should convene an all-party meeting on the issue,” Banerjee told a press conference at the state secretariat.

“There is no ego fight. There should be a plan of action on demonetisation. My humble submission is that let us work together to solve the issue. The people are suffering,” the Trinamool Congress supremo said. Claiming that some political parties were unable to raise their voices because the “PM is threatening them”, the she said, “But I will not be cowed down. I will continue to protest. He can put me in jail. He (Modi) is even threatening his own party.” Modi at a rally in Agra on Sunday said that political leaders behind multi-crore chit fund scams were attacking him because they had been hit hard by demonetisation, indirectly referring to Mamata Banerjee.

Alleging that there was a ‘scam’ behind this move, she said, “There must be some hidden agenda. What is the hidden agenda? Let them bring it to the public domain,” she said. Banerjee said that she will visit other states also on this issue. “I will be in Delhi on November 23,24 and in Lucknow on November 29. I will also go to Bihar and Punjab,” she announced. “This is not a political issue. We are speaking on behalf of commoners. Markets are closed. Small traders are hit,” she remarked and said “I have no personal interest. I am doing this for the sake of the people of the country”. She said that she was not alone in her fight and added at least three other parties had gone with her to the President.

“I will request all (opposition) political parties to be with the people”, she said. The chief minister said that the Centre is allowing demonetised notes in various sectors like railways, aviation, petroleum, etc but not for state government sectors.

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    SubbuI
    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    SANGURSH KARO DIDI.AAM JANATHA AAB KI SAATH HAI. WHEN DIDI CHASED OUT LAND GRABBING INDUSTRIALIST FROM BENGAL SHE WON THE STATE. NOW SHE WILL DEFEAT NALAYAK HITLER NMODI .JAI HIND
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      Dash
      Nov 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm
      The era of these corrupt,selfish politicians is gone. These Bombta Banos,Pappus,Khujliwals have been exposed thoroughly.Bibi Bombta Bano has suffered the most. Mullah-Mamata-Mafia nexus has got a severe blow. Indians wan to progress but these traitors don't want that. These traitors don't undertand the asoirations of young Indians. They will again bite the dust.
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        arun dass
        Nov 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm
        Mamata yy ki
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          arun dass
          Nov 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm
          this characterless woman Mamata Banerjee has cheated my Rs 50,000 by a chit fund ,,,,,certainly God will give her so much trouble one can not speak .....My demand to this woman when will she return back my hard earned money ....
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            dd
            Nov 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm
            She thinks all other crooks will help her but it appears there is only one stupid crook in India who is willing to help her...these 2 are worry about their existence...
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              rishi
              Nov 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm
              not a single legal rupee in her hand and all the illegal cash turned into trash, she is desperate for survival and therefore going berserk !
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                KB
                Nov 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
                Her business of MALDA of Fake Currency has hampered badly due decision by Modi. She crying now.
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                  SATISH
                  Nov 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm
                  Looks like this so called "simple" lady lost lot of black money due to demonetization. Even she wants to protect her supporters/ministers who were involved in chit fund scam. Hence she lost the sleep and shouting against demonetization move. In India, corrupt politicians will go to any extent to stop any harsh rule which impacts them.
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                    Indradeb Pal
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                    Mamata's party, stooges and Goondas have lost the money they had ransacked from the Shrada Scam. That's why she is so upset. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Let her get to the streets of Delhi, common people will boo her and her party workers away.
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