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Demonetisation war: Didi set to hit Delhi streets tomorrow

Kolkata: Carrying forward her protest against demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that she would protest on the roads of Delhi tomorrow to voice her concerns against the ban.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today joined her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in raising her voice against the Centre's scheme of demonetisation note of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.
“I am going to Delhi tomorrow. I will be on the road again,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told the media here.

“I don’t even know whether the Union Cabinet was informed about demonetisation. My humble submission to the Centre is to work together and solve this issue. We have to protect the common people. I am going to Delhi tomorrow. I will be on the road again,” she told the media here.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo also made it clear that she had no personal interest but was doing this for the sake of the nation.

“We are ready to join any political programme. I have no personal interests. I am doing this for the sake of the people of the country,” she said.

Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the TMC chief also lambasted the government for lack of planning prior to implementation of demonetisation.

“We have never seen a Prime Minister, who threatens his political opponents. The Prime Minister should be very sober. The Centre has rolled back about 15 decisions since announcement on November 8. This means they are confused. Catch the cheaters and black money hoarders but spare the common people,” she said, adding that she would address a rally in Lucknow and Bihar on November 29.

Mamata further stated that the lower middle class, traders, daily wage workers and housewives are the worst sufferers of demonetisation.

“The note supply worth Rs. 14 lakh crore has been withdrawn after demonetisation. The lower middle class, traders, daily wagers and the housewives are the worst sufferers. Black money hoarders are finding new ways of stashing their cash. The common people are suffering,” she added.

Asserting that every day the Centre is doing a roll back, the West Bengal Chief Minister said that instead of making changes on a daily basis, the ruling dispensation must come up with a proper plan of action.

“The black money has become blacker. You have snatched white money from the people of the nation. 86 percent of the currency has been affected. We had raised the issue of suffering of farmers due to demonetisation. Food supply may be hit. Lot of construction workers are going back to their homes. The jute mill workers and the tea garden workers are suffering,” she added.

Earlier last week, Mamata along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance partner Shiv Sena led a march from the Parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhawan protesting against the currency ban.

Prime Minister Modi had on Sunday responded to her criticism by saying “those who looted poor with chit fund scam are today questioning Centre.”


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