New Delhi: Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday upped the ante against the Centre over its demonetisation move and lead the protest march to the President’s House. Shiv Sena, National Conference (NC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also supported Mamata in the march to protest against the problems caused to the people.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah was among leaders who took part in the march that started from the Parliament House premises.
The leaders will present a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee over their demands concerning the decision to demonetise 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. About 40 MPs took part in the march.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief has been hitting out the government over its sudden demonetisation move which has caused a lot of inconvenience to the people. Mamata termed this as a draconian move by the government and raised her voice for its roll back.
Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul said they were not against the decision to demonetise currency but at the way it had been implemented.
On Tuesday the Bengal CM also lashed out at the Centre’s decision to use indelible ink marks to prevent people from making multiple cash exchanges, alleging the Narendra Modi government distrusted the common people.
“Desperate attempt to start a ‘black mechanism’ with indelible ink shows this government distrusts the common people,” Banerjee tweeted.
(With inputs from IANS)
First Published | 16 November 2016 2:02 PM