A divided Opposition on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation in a joint press conference. While Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that demonetisation has only added to the woes of poor people, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called note ban a big scam and asked for the resignation of the prime minister.
Most parties chose to stay away from Tuesday’s joint press conference called by the Congress. Barring a few parties such as the Trinamool Congress and DMK, most within the Opposition camp decided to give it a miss. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said: “We have decided to stay away from the press conference of Opposition parties convened by the Congress because there has been no proper consultation and coordination among the parties.”