West Bengal CM Mamata speaks to President Mukherjee on demonetisation issue

Accusing PM Modi of conducting a "surgical strike on the common people" in the name of unearthing black money, she had said the demonetisation move was taken without proper planning.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 13, 2016 2:46 pm
Mamata Banerjee, Pranab Mukherjee, demonetisation, black money, rupees, 500 notes, 1000 notes, news, latest news, India news, national news “I thank him for agreeing to meet reps of political parties on Nov 16 or 17 where we will brief him in detail on the grim situation,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted. (source: PTI)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday spoke to President Pranab Mukherjee over the Centre’s demonetisation move and said representatives of political parties will meet him next week over the issue. “The Hon President was kind enough to take my call. I briefed him about how common people are suffering because of demonetisation,” Banerjee tweeted on Sunday.

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“I thank him for agreeing to meet reps of political parties on Nov 16 or 17 where we will brief him in detail on the grim situation,” she wrote in the microblogging site. Upping the ante against BJP, Banerjee on Saturday had said she is not averse to working with arch rival CPI(M) and other opposition parties like Congress, SP, BSP to fight against the “anti-people” Modi government which has imposed an “undeclared emergency”.

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conducting a “surgical strike on the common people” in the name of unearthing black money, she had said the demonetisation move was taken without proper planning causing immense hardship.

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    Chander Pal
    Nov 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    She is really agitated. Which consuency she is taking care of and for whom she is trying to be their spokesperson. Poor Pranab Da, he has to listen such views and appear sympathetic.
  2. A
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:42 am
    Looking at her reaction, and desperation, she either seems to have been caught unawares completely and left with a pile of what is now pieces of paper, or she is agitated as the ISI funded route of injecting fake money into India through Bengal would no longer be workable. Poor woman.
  3. A
    Nov 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    Sharda chit fund scam managed by Tmc stooges and all loot of 5 years will become waste.. what a great decision Modi ji....
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    Anand Sudan
    Nov 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes is causing inconveniences to the peoplegt; But, its effects are began to witness. It is reported the move has eventually halted all terror operations, especially in parts of the Kashmir Valley where nearly Rs 3,000 crore of hawala money in circulation is of ‘no use’.lt;br/gt;The masterstroke by the government will also lead to a major shift in the terror infrastructure management and change the character as well as nature of terror funding in the country.lt;br/gt;Besides terror, the four-month-long unrest in the valley, erupted after the killing of self-styled HuM commander Burhan Wani by security forces in July, is also expected to be wiped out in the absence of cash inflow, security agencies believe.lt;br/gt;Major chunk of the hawala money is delivered to separatist leaders and local politicians to fuel protestors. According to Intelligence estimates, stan pumps in Rs 800-1,000 crore annually for the separatist groups alone in Jammu and Kashmir.lt;br/gt;stan pumps in Rs 800-1,000 crore annually for separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir, according to Intelligence estimates. This is apart from Rs 300-500 crore that is funded to mainstream politicians and local terror groups such as Hizbul Mujahideen.lt;br/gt;Thirty per cent of this fund is paid to the beneficiaries in US dollars in bank accounts abroad. Half of the 70 per cent funds is paid in original currency, and the remaining in fake Indian currency.lt;br/gt;Intelligence officials said that lack of hawala money inflow will majorly hit activities of Maoists and other insurgent groups in the northeastern states. These groups create a corpus of Rs 2,000-3000 crore annually from extortion, and buy weapons and explosives to carry out operations. They will be also be hit hard as the stocked currency has become useless and availability of new high-value notes is not in abundance.
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    Anand Sudan
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:57 am
    Why this lady is so much panicky. It seems she and her party is holding huge illicit money. For whom she is speaking for? The people of the country has the sensibility to understand state of mind of the leaders like Mamta, Keju Rahul Maya and so on. They are solidly behind the government in its war against black money.This also move to eliminate the Pak produced fake currency widely in circulation in the country. Mamta, Rahul Kejri and so on are fighting fr the cause of black money holders and pak terrorists who is using fake notes printed in stan
  6. S
    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Heading should be given as - ready to work with CPM to save her partys Sarada scam funds
  7. D
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:15 am
    Fat gai
  8. M
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:28 am
    All PM aspirant politicians making last ditch effort to stop Modi's pority so that atleast they will have some outside chance in 2019.
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