Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes, asserting that the decision was taken keeping in mind the 2017 assembly poll in Uttar Pradesh. She urged the Centre to rescind the “hasty decision” as it had resulted in “complete disaster and chaos.”
“Please save people from this disaster. Roads are closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions affected. Chaos everywhere,” Mamata said in a statement.
At a Jagaddhatri Puja function in Chandannagar, Hooghly, the CM claimed, “This has been done to divert the attention of people from the Centre’s failure to bring back black money stashed overseas.”
Because of the Centre’s decision, the common people are suffer ring, “poorest of the poor” are affected and a scene of chaos prevails everywhere, she said. “Shops, markets are shut down. People are unable to get admitted to private hospitals and millions are facing trouble. There is chaos all over the state. Those who have caused such inconvenience are not fit to be leaders of the society,” the TMC chief lamented.
The move has spoiled the festivity spirit, she said and added, “I had no money to buy sweets for Goddess. I bought it on credit card.” There should a better action plan in place to execute such a move. “Think of the person who is getting married. What kind of problems would he be facing? Common people should have been taken into confidence before such decisions are taken,” the CM said.