Coming down heavily on the Centre on the issue of demonetisation and political vendetta, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today said a destructive party is selling off the country.
Speaking at ''ModiHataoDeshBachao'' dharna outside RBI office in the city, Ms Banerjee said, this demonetisation movement is like a second war of independence, a destructive party is selling off the country.
Ms Banerjee said everyone is suffering due to Super Emergency.
"Modi Babu bulldozed his decision. Institutions were not allowed to do their job. Whoever is speaking up is being silenced with fear-mongering. Agencies are hounding them," she said.
Within hours of announcement of demonetisation I raised my voice. Why did they introduce Rs 2000 notes after banning Rs 1000? People will ban Modi Sarkar soon," she questioned.
"They promised situation will normalise within 50 days. Nothing has improved. Are 50 days not over? Why are restrictions on withdrawal limit still in place?" she said.
''Trinamool cannot be scared by fear-mongering tactics. They thought TMC is made of soft mud so even rats can dig it. We fight with tigers, we won't get rattled by a push from rats," the Chief Minister added.
"We are not afraid of rioters, Modi babu. He has not taken any lessons from Godhra riots," the TMC supremo pointed out.
India's PM has become a salesman for a company, 40 per cent shares of which are owned by a blacklisted Chinese company, Ms Banerjee said, The chief minister said the white money of common people is being branded black.
"They are threatening our leaders. What audacity. CBI is no longer an independent agency. It is 'Conspiracy Bureau of India," she said.
Ms Banerjee said,
"They thought TMC is made of soft mud so even rats can dig it. We fight with tigers, we won't get rattled by rats."
"How did so many fake currencies appear within days of demonetisation." she questioned.
The Chief Minister said many people have lost lives in bank queues. Many bank employees have collapsed due to work pressure. So many handicraft workers earn from fairs. Their livelihood has suffered. 30 per cent people have lost jobs.
"Banks are giving Rs 2000 notes. Will you buy grocery or the entire grocery store?"she asked.
The chief minister said 92 per cent rural areas do not have banks. Workers who were based in other States are returning as they are not receiving cash. Traders are suffering. Shops have lost customers.
"Airlines are refusing to give food using debit cards but they expect jhalmuri wallah will use plastic money?' she questioned.
" I wonder if the savings of people are safe in banks. As long as Modi is in power, I am fearful," Ms Banerjee remarked.
"I have travelled in rural areas. Situation is alarming. MSME growth has slowed down," she said.
"Why are channels owned by Rose Valley still on air? Why are hotels owned by Rose Valley running? Why did RBI and SEBI allow chit funds to set up business?" the chief minister questioned.
"We set up judicial commission and returned Rs 300 crore to people who were cheated by chit funds," she said and added that no chit funds were set up during TMC rule.
Parties which have unaccounted money do not have guts to fight. Trinamool is not afraid of anyone, Ms Banerjee said,
The chief minister said Alibaba and his four associates have changed their decisions over 60 times in two months. Even some BJP leaders are afraid. They will speak up after BJP loses in UP polls.
The country is reeling under 'illogical terrorism'.Whoever is speaking up is being silenced with fear-mongering. Agencies are hounding them, Ms Banerjee pointed out.
"Our MP delegation met the Hon. President again today to highlight the sufferings of the people. Over the last 72 hours Trinamool has been organising dharnas across nine states," the chief minister said,
Highlighting the sufferings of people across all strata of society, she said protests will continue and the next course of action will be decided after Gangasagar Mela.UNI BM SHK 2248
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