Even if PM Narendra Modi fires at us, this agitation against demonetisation will continue: Mamata Banerjee

The Trinamool Congress - with support from other opposition parties - organised a protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Wednesday

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 5:40 pm
mamata banerjee, demonetisation, jantar mantar, trinamool congress, TMC, TMC protest jantar mantar, mamata banerjee protest, mamata protest jantar mantar, TMC rally jantar mantar, parliament, narendra modi Mamata Banerjee addresses a mass rally against demonetisation of currency notes, at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi on Thursday (PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan)

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that her party’s agitation against demonetisation will continue even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘fires at them’. “I will go to Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Even if you fire at us, Modi ji this agitation will go on,” she said.

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The Trinamool Congress – with support from other opposition parties – organised a protest rally at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday against Narendra Modi-led Central government’s demonetisation policy. She is one of the most vociferous opponents of the new currency policy announced by the PM on November 8.

“This protest is not about election, government should understand that whatever they did is affecting normal people,” Mamata said in her speech. She said that the industries had come to a standstill and the labour and working class were not able to get their daily wages because of this move by government.

“When our country’s economy was moving at a steady rate, government brought in demonitization that really shuffled our country,” she added. Mamata also said that no decision in democracy could be taken without consultation.

Challenging PM Modi, she said: “If you have courage, let’s do an election on demonetisation and not an online poll.” She added that the government had lost all its credibility and nobody would support them, including their own workers.

Apart from TMC leaders, JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav, SP’s Jaya Bachchan, AAP’s Raghav Chadha, NCP’s Majeed Memon and others too joined the protest. Meanwhile, PM Modi attended the parliament session on Wednesday but a constructive debate failed to take place because of opposition’s protests.

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    vijay
    Feb 15, 2017 at 1:29 am
    All the bad effects of demonetisation on the poor people of india have ped .We know this because the media is has become silent on this. So it does not look right when the opposition goes to protest against the plight of the poor man. The latest contention of Mamata is the demonetisation has affected our economy adversely. Has she got any proof of that except hearsay and innuendo?
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      vijay
      Feb 15, 2017 at 1:46 am
      The more they draw attention to themselves for the wrong reasons the more their credibility is reduced.That will surely have a negative impact at election time.
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        vijay
        Feb 15, 2017 at 1:41 am
        at school when we we used to talk too much in the cl our english teacher used to saylt;br/gt;"dogs bark but the caravan moves on'"and get on with his work.Those words come to my mind when I read about meaningless protests by people for the sake of protesting, hoping against hope, that the government will roll back demonetisation. Wish that these guys will focus their energy on solving the real problems of their electorate rather than trying to make life difficult for the central government
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          vijay
          Feb 15, 2017 at 1:52 am
          “This protest is not about election, government should understand that whatever they did is affecting normal people,” Mamata said in her speech. She said that the industries had come to a standstill and the labour and working cl were not able to get their daily wages because of this move by government.lt;br/gt;Mamataji this news is two months old,life has moved on since.you are trying to build a fire with wet tinder,it is not going to happen.Please take two aspro with a hot cup of tea and lie down for a while. you will feel better.
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            Ankit
            Nov 24, 2016 at 7:48 am
            she is a complete nuisance .... if people like her rise to power... god save the country
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              Anupam Saikia
              Nov 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm
              This mad and destructive lady should be immediately put behind bars.She looted the poor people's money by her Shardha chit fund scam and many other such scams and now she is taking about poor people's hardship when Modiji wants to clean the country of black money.What does she think? The people of India are fools? Everyone knows that Bengal is a hub of counterfeit currency, drugs and anti national activities and lakhs of illegal Bangladeshis are present there running these and this anti national lady is protecting them and giving them Indian citizenship.
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                Dash
                Nov 23, 2016 at 12:52 pm
                The more these Pappus,Khujlis,Bibi Bombtaas speak on demonetization,the more they get exposed. We need kurbaani of these traitors. We can arrange Rs.1 crore.
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                  Dash
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                  The more these Pappus,Khujlis,Bibi Bombtaas speak on demonetization,the more they get exposed. Wih chitfund money,commission from Malda fake currency racket gone,this Bombtaa Bano has become a political beggar. Her frustration is visible.
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                    arun dass
                    Nov 23, 2016 at 11:49 am
                    Dear yy Mamata , pls tell me when will u return back my hard earned Rs 50,000 /- which u have cheated from my wife though a Chit Fund.....
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                      India
                      Nov 23, 2016 at 11:51 am
                      Way to go didilt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We want a 3rd front with TMC, SP, TRS, AAP, NCP, AIADMK, BJD, with support of Congress
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                        jayaram
                        Nov 23, 2016 at 11:35 am
                        jaya bachchan don't loose your respect be away
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                          kern
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 11:18 am
                          Mamta Didi, you are not the only "magician".
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                            Mahender Goriganti
                            Nov 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                            You all can bark like street dogs, It doesn't bother PM. I will brush off my shoulders and move on ignoring them.
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                              Guest
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 11:47 am
                              WB CM is the most vociferous opponents of the new currency policy - cos she is the most corrupt proved by her action in Sarada and Narada scams
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                                deep
                                Nov 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm
                                As a common citizen i am really wonder, why Mamata ji all of sudden raised against demonetisation issue,;this may be due to huge un- accounted cash available with her and TMC from chit fund scam and becomes paper by overnight and huge loss faced by TMC on naxal and election funding, I request all bengali who are smartest of the society should carefully analyse and oppose the move by Mamata. it should be a welcome step for controlling black money all common man should support for this national cause above from party politics.
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                                  Ramyagnesh
                                  Nov 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                                  Dear Madam Mamata, you are already exposed by the other report of Indian express that huge amount of cash were deposited in the accounts of JanDhan bank account holders mainly in West Bengal. So don't try to become a martyr. Mr Modi is not a fool like you to fire on people like you, Mayawati, Rahul, Kejriwal, etc. Look at the Janata Dal United, it seems that it is disunited. When Nitish Kumar is wheartedly supporting Mr. Modi, Sharad Yadav is joining the protest.
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                                    Tony
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                                    गौर से देखिये दोनों #बंटी_और_बबली को ,एक ने बच्चों की कसम खाकर दिल्ली को उजाड़ दिया और दूसरी ने वोट की खातिर बंगाल को बंगलादेश बना दिया।
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                                      thouba laishram
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 11:39 am
                                      "...if Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘fires at them’". FIRE AT THEM!!!! Sounds like the starting of blockbuster drama.
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                                        Ramakrishna Tumuluri
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                                        Mamata's forte is her ability to rouse the rabble by her babble-----as adminstrator she has to learn a lot ------any way her fear is for the future ------Modi may skin her alive for Sharad scam and Chit fund collectons----risky to allow him if she can rally support
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                                          vinay
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                                          She is psycho. Needs urgent mental doctors attention. Nobody can kill a person twice. AAP apney zameer ko maarkar dushman ko lalkaar nahin saktey. Go and find your conscience.lt;br/gt;Nobody interested to fire at you. May be terrorists night kill you if they are mistaken that you are Hindu.
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