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
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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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