West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee along with other opposition leaders, including the Shiv Sena but without the notable absentees, the Congress and the CPI(M), and submitted a memorandum against the government’s currency ban.
Talking to media after the 1-km march to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Trinamool Congress leader said there is a financial emergency in the country and this march was to save the common people from disaster.
“The common man, honest tax payer is suffering in the country now. We’ve requested the President to speak to the government and decide on this and bring back normalcy in the country,” Mamata said.
Criticising the central government for making the common man to suffer, she said, “Initially ATM meant “Any Time Money” now it is “Aayega Toh Milega”.”
The Trinamool chief also said the party’s MPs will move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha in connection with the currency ban and will disrupt Parliament till the motion is admitted.
Calling the demonetisation a “draconian decision” earlier, Banerjee earlier said Prime Minister Modi is only trying to divert attention from his failure to bring back black money.
Photo: Vijay Pandey