Mamata, Kejriwal flay demonetisation, ask Centre for rollback in 3 days


download (1)West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on November 17 condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s off-the-rack demonetisation decision taken on November 8.

Some say it is a surgical strike on black money, while people are dying, Banerjee said taking a dig at the PM. Clarifying that she was not against black money, Banerjee said to understand the peoples’ pain, Modi should stand in the serpentine queues before banks, according to media reports.

While clarifying that she was not against black money, she said in order to understand the peoples’ pain, Modi should stand in the serpentine queues before banks.

Stating that demonetisation would take the country back by 100 years, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo asked the government to roll back the scheme in three days. A crisis of such proportions was not faced even during Emergency,” she added.

Kejriwal, joining Mamta, said that demonetisation was the biggest scam of India. “People will deposit Rs 10 lakh crore and Modi will waive off loans worth Rs 8 lakh crore given to his corporate friends,” he said.

So far, around 40 people have died while standing in queues. “Who is reponsible for their deaths. Is this patriotism according to Modi?” he asked.

Talking about the traders in New Delhi, he said Azadpur Mandi was one of the busiest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets. But ever since the demonetisation scheme was announced, it is seeing a downfall and now it wears a deserted look, he said.

Meanwhile, the TMC, the fourth largest in the Lower House, is seeking to move an adjournment motion in the House on demonetisation, followed by a vote.

But November 17 saw both Houses of Parliament adjourned as members raised slogans in the Lok Sabha and demanded the respond to their queries on demonetisation in the Upper House.

Union Minister Muqtar Abbas Naqvi said the government won’t consider a rollback of the decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs1,000 notes, aimed at ending black or untaxed money.