West Bengal Affairs
Against Black Money but deeply concerned about small traders and common people: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the Centre for the decision to end the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes..
She took to Twitter to register her protest and demanded this draconian decision be withdrawn:
"While I'm strongly against black money, corruption, deeply concerned about common people, small traders. How they will buy essentials tomorrow?
This is a financial chaos and disaster let loose on the common people of India… The PM could not get back the promised black money from abroad from the rich so a drama to divert his failure…
I want to know from PM how my poorest brothers sisters,who've recd their week's hard earned wage in one 500 re note will buy ata,chal, tomorrow?
Heartless and ill- conceived blow on the common people and the middle class in the fake name of anti-corruption
Rs 100 notes not available in banks. Without availability in market how will people, small farmers, all employees, labourers purchase essentials?
Raising her pitch against Centre on demonetisation of Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes, Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee called upon all opposition parties to unite and fight against the 'political and financial anarchy'.
"May I appeal to all political parties in the Opposition to work together boldly against the anti-poor government at the Centre. Let us fight this political and financial anarchy together. We will be with you all," Mamata Banerjee said in a statement on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Trinamool has given a notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue on November 16.
Earlier, Didi tweeted: "I enquired from all sections of society about present financial chaos. The feeling is that black money was to be brought back from outside as per the electoral assurance. But now the government has made the common people feel helpless and penniless. Is it right?"
She also shared an example of how the demonitisation is affecting the marginalised section: "There are millions of real stories across cities, towns,villages about #NoteBan affecting the marginalised. Here is only one example. Tea garden owners have expressed difficulty to pay wages on time. This could lead to frustration among poor workers, most of whom are tribals. Desperation? Starvation?"