Reactions to PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat: ‘Modiji, you have finished India’s economy and growth’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also warned that the women of the country would give him a befitting reply.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 28, 2016 3:21 am
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sharply criticised the Prime Minister’s 26th Mann Ki Baat aired on Sunday. CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Maan Ki Baat has now become Modi Ki Baat. Misusing government machinery. Instead of finding solutions to the suffering and pain of millions of people he is doing personal vendetta, personal publicity and business. (sic)”

Mamata also warned that the women of the country would give him a befitting reply. “They are the mother of India. They are the mother of all, Mr Today’s PM”.

The chief minister went on to tweet, “Modiji, you have finished India’s economy and growth…We don’t trust you or your mismatched wrong technology which you are advertising for…We want technology and progress. But no section of society is to be left out and tortured while doing this.”

“The PM is asking for 50 days. People who have a hand to mouth situation don’t have five days. Shows he is completely disconnected from the reality,” said Derek O’ Brien, TMC Rajya Sabha MP and party spokesperson.

CPM state secretary Surjyakanta Mishra said this attempt of the Centre to make the nation cashless would fail. “It has not been possible in a nation like America, and it will not be possible in India as well where all the cashless transactions through debit and credit cards, online and through smartphone applications add up to 8 per cent of the total transactions whereas 92 per cent takes place in cash. He clearly intends not to let people withdraw their money even if those are transferred into their bank accounts,” he said.

State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said a cashless society was a “utopian idea” of the Prime Minister. “Of course we need to go cashless but at the moment we don’t have the culture and institutions required. Around 70 per cent of our population live in villages, and about 45 per cent have no bank accounts,” Chowdhury said.

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  1. A
    Nov 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm
    He cannot think beyond RSS manuals and kadak chai so don't expect any thing good from a good for nothing guy.
    1. K
      Nov 28, 2016 at 1:08 am
      Ab ki bar didi Sarkar , please vote for didi in next general elections .
      1. A
        Nov 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm
        He is good for everything. You seem to have lost tons of black money
        1. J
          Jeevan unity
          Nov 28, 2016 at 5:08 am
          Which is more important ? Black money or human life . Govt is running business instead of welfare of people. By increasing train fare govt finished people to people contact between states. Now with under garb of black money created rich and poor. With cows cast system.
          1. A
            Amit Roy
            Nov 28, 2016 at 8:55 am
            Yes Modi stopped the parallel economy of Black and Pak printed fake money. Small problems for small persons no doubt. 2-5 crore Muslims particularly deal with cash, because they are fake and illegal citizens of India. Naturally Congress, CPM, TMC will loose max money. India will go cashless within 6 months. get ready for more fun. They will also loose vote bank politics. Let them cry. India will move ahead with bullet speed now
            1. V
              Dec 19, 2016 at 2:39 am
              Sorry to burst your bubble, but the money is being used for buying motorcycles to be used in BJP campaign.
              1. A
                Nov 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                You are one of the Muddy follower. Muddy finished 2.5 years with flop policies.
                1. A
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 4:18 am
                  The news of the withdrawal of notes caught most people by surprise, leading many to hail the government's success in keeping it a closely guarded secret, it is now emerging the information—or at least a rumour of what was to come—had already reached several ears. Firstly, in April this year, SBI had said that people were withdrawing cash in large amounts in smaller denominations due to rumours of demonetization of ₹1000 and ₹500 notes. Secondly, in the past few weeks, local dailies in Gujarat and elsewhere had also reported that such a move might be in the offing. Thirdly, the BJP's West Bengal unit deposited an unusually large cash amount of Rs 1 crore just before the move's announcement. All these factors indicate that information of the action may well have leaked.
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