Ready to work with CPM to save the country: Mamata Banerjee on demonetisation

Calling the government anti-poor, the chief minister asserted that a few money launderers are profiting due to this 'black decision'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2016 8:01 pm
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Taking her apprehension against demonetisation of Rs 500/1000 notes to a new level, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she is ready to even work with CPM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country. “We may have ideological differences with CPI-M but we are ready to work with it, Congress, SP, BSP to save the country. The anti-people Modi government has imposed an undeclared emergency in the country,” said Banerjee in a press conference in Kolkata.

“Congress, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh ji, (Arvind) Kejriwal have protested against the demonetisation issue. Let all the opposition parties work together to save the country,” she said, adding that BJP will lose deposits in upcoming elections.

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conducting a surgical strike on the common people in the name of unearthing black money, she said that the demonetisation move was taken without any proper planning causing immense hardship. “The Modi goverment had misled the people on the surgical strikes (in POK). The people do not know what had happened,” she said.

Read Also: About two lakh crore rupees deposited in banks till Saturday afternoon: Arun Jaitley

Turning to Modi’s statement from Japan on the future steps to curb black money, she said, “Now the Prime Minister is threatening the people of the country from foreign land. What will he do? He can put us in jail or shoot us for raising voice. I don’t care. He can also declare emergency,” she said.

Demanding immediate withdrawal of the ‘draconian’ decision to demonetise Rs 500/1000 notes, Banerjee said the government’s move without proper planning was dangerous. “I personally visited several banks today to listen to tales of hardship of common people. More than two lakh ATMs are closed, money is not available; people are facing lot of problems,” said Banerjee.

Calling the government anti-poor, the chief minister asserted that a few money launderers are profiting due to this ‘black decision’. “Only 1 % people hold black money; why are the other 99% being harassed for this,” said Banerjee adding that it is a betrayal with people.

Banerjee reiterated that the common people were facing hardships because of government’s decision.”A sudden midnight decision was taken. But few people in the ruling party knew about it,” she said.

Trinamool Congress has already given a notice in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on the demonetisation issue on November 16, the opening day of winter session of Parliament. TMC leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay has said the party would bring an adjournment motion in the house on the same day. Mamata also penned a poem on the demonetisation issue.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi alerted their ‘friends’ before announcing the move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

Calling it a ‘big scam’ in the name of fight against black money, Kejriwal said the government’s intention is wrong. He said there have been big bank deposits in the last quarter and that these depositors were warned by the government before the demonetisation move.

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First Published on: November 12, 2016 5:30 pm
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    Hemant Kumar
    Nov 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    The increasing pority of Modi has rattled her.
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      Baby
      Nov 13, 2016 at 7:47 am
      She with comies are very much affected how make the money white. Naturally she will respond like this. Elephant is not bothered when dogs bark!!!
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        VISWALINGAM
        Nov 13, 2016 at 11:28 am
        JOIN HANDS WITH OUR UNPARALLELED PM MODI AND SAVE INDIA FROM THE TRAITORS AND LOOTERS . PM MODI HAS THE KINDNESS AND LOVE SAME AS THAT OF PARENTS TOWARDS THE PEOPLE OF INDIA . PLACE YOUR FAITHS IN PM MODI FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY ( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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          Aborginalindian
          Nov 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm
          Trinamool and CPM were silent when Hazinagar riots against Hindus happened. Both these are parties do not want to take action against rioter due to vote bank politics. Only thing now Mamtaji knows is to redicule BJP whenever possible. Shame on her on asking for CPM support whom she had opposing thruoghout her life....Bengalis would be teaching her a good lesson in next elections.
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            Arvind Joshi
            Nov 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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              Arvind Joshi
              Nov 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm
              These murderers in TMC and CPM must read this article : . Patriotism and sacrifice is the hallmark of any great nation. Sad that both these parties only understand spilling blood on the street.
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                Arvind Joshi
                Nov 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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                  Arvind Joshi
                  Nov 12, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                  Just wondering when this violent politician will walk into the Banks and thrash the employees alongwith the TMC goons ?
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                    pk
                    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:32 pm
                    Sidhe Sidhe bol na Teri fat gai....
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                      Dinesh
                      Nov 13, 2016 at 10:14 am
                      Mamata why don't you put head where no sun shines
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                        Hindu
                        Nov 13, 2016 at 12:02 am
                        saali i bengali communist..lt;br/gt;behen ki lodi...lt;br/gt;her state is the butt of jokes.
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                          IML sood
                          Nov 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                          In order to save herself and his corrupt party she is ready to embrace devil.Why this dhoti Chappal lady scared from black money eradication efforts. Something looks fishy!
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                            Good.self.skrewing.indians
                            Nov 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                            Losers of Bangla Elections are venting their frustrations:
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                              Jk
                              Nov 13, 2016 at 10:36 am
                              All top secular honest liberal nationalist leaders like khujliwalji Mamataji ,Mulayam Yadavji ,Lalu Yadavji Sitaram yechuryji ,Digvijay singh,Pappu ji, Mayawatiji auddin Owaisi should sit on a protest and fast at ram Lila ground like Anna Hazare till the situation at ATMs and banks is not normalised.
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                                MarG G
                                Nov 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm
                                4 din se immediate withdrawal immediate withdrawal laga rakha hei, What's the definition of 'Immediate' for this corrupt lady?
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                                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                                  Nov 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                                  This lady is very much worried about how she will win next election be it state or nation,---she is like KHUJLIWAL is more worried about standing in que than cleaning up corruption,---Bangla-Desis are already feeling the heat
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                                    MyTake
                                    Nov 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                                    "Am Admi" "leaders" like Mamata, AK, Rahul, Mayabati got stains of blood in their hands from those who are dying at the borders, only because this same black and fake money is being used to keep the terror machine working against India! Mamata does not have to write a "poem" which in fact is worse then the bullets that are killing Indians at the border! This may please ISI but not real Indians! No need to fool the people anymore!
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                                      MyTake
                                      Nov 12, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                                      (We may have ideological differences with CPI-M but we are ready to work with it, Congress, SP, BSP to save the country. The anti-people Modi government has imposed an undeclared emergency in the country,” said Banerjee in a press conference in Kolkata.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Demonstrates who is for corruption and who is against! Who on earth she thinks people are so stupid not to be able to connect the dots?
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                                        MyTake
                                        Nov 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm
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                                          MyTake
                                          Nov 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm
                                          Does anyone really understand what this witch is trying to justify? Is that what her handlers in pak ISI are asking her to do? How come anything that is good for India is harting her?
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                                            MyTake
                                            Nov 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm
                                            The witch of Bengal came to the conclusion, anyone who has hidden money in 500/1000 notes amounting above 2.5 lakh at home is poor! And that again out of all places in Bengal!! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Then again she cries for handouts because the Bengal is poor!!
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