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Patna: Mamata Banerjee to sit on dharna for demonetisation roll back

TMC vice-president Mukul Roy exuded confidence that representatives of many parties would join the TMC's dharna in Patna.

By: PTI | Patna | Published: November 26, 2016 2:26 am
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Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will sit on a dharna in Patna on November 30 to demand roll back of the Centre’s demonetisation decision, TMC vice-president Mukul Roy said today. “Mamata Banerjee will sit on a dharna at Gardanibagh in Patna on November 30 for roll back of the demonetisation decision,” Roy told reporters.

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He exuded confidence that representatives of many parties would join the TMC’s dharna in Patna. Earlier in the day, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar said he had a talk with Banerjee on demonetisation.

Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav had joined the TMC supremo at a sit-in at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. “She had spoken to me before going to Rashtrapati Bhawan and I had pointed to her that even the President has supported demonetisation,” Kumar said about his parleys with Mamata Banerjee.

Asked about Mamata Banerjee’s remark that his stand on demonetisation was due to some political compulsion, the Bihar Chief Minister dismissed it.

“What majboori (compulsion) do I have? Is expressing one’s viewpoint a majboori?… I always speak with the strength of what I feel is right,” he said.

Kumar said he supported scrapping of high denomination notes to fight black money and was against any roll back of the decision, but had criticised the “poor arrangement” to carry the drive.

Banerjee who is at the forefront in the agitation against scrapping of high denomination currencies by the Centre, has planned to hold protests in different parts of the country to force a roll back.

After the Jantar Mantar agitation in Delhi, Banerjee would sit on a dharna at Lucknow on November 29 and next day in Patna, Roy said adding, he would talk to leaders of other parties and invite them to join the sit-in.

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  1. N
    Nov 26, 2016 at 4:45 am
    The only point I cant understand is that ...these guys are elected by people to do their duty ....and not for sitting in dharna....these things can be done when they have no power and are in opposition....Kujliwala do the same thing....next time please do not elect these people
    1. B
      Nov 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm
      God Bless Mamata. She is true leader of this country who stand for the people. Corrupt BJP is destroying the country from within and blaming Oppostion for their Bers.
      1. S
        Nov 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm
        Begali's are world's most selfish guy. I sta in Bengal 5 year. There was no development and situation are worst. At least british did a lot.This lady wants to hide her corrupt face in wake of poor cause. The poor are not in trouble in fact no one except black money holder.