The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to support the government’s demonetisation move if she is pro-poor.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that the BJP government is constantly working for the poor, the downtrodden, the farmers and the youth.
“If Mamataji is saying that she is not protesting for personal gain or benefit and doing so for the masses or the poor, then she should consider supporting the initiatives of the government wholeheartedly, because after all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Pradhan Sevak,” Kohli told to ANI.
Kohli argued that black money is with the rich, not with the poorest of the poor and fake currency is with those who are in nefarious activities. “Opening 23-25 crore accounts for the poor which was never done in the past 40 -50 years. Is that not work for the poor. For every section of society he is relentlessly working,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Mamata Banerjee said that the Central government is confused after the currency ban. Noting the centre has ‘rolled back’ about 15 decisions since the demonetisation announcement on 8 November, the Trinamool Congress chief said “they are confused.”
Mamata said the lower middle class, traders, daily wagers, housewives are the worst sufferers of the policy and asked the government how many people in this country had ATM cards.
“I don’t even know whether the Union Cabinet was informed about demonetisation. My humble submission to the Centre is to work together and solve this issue. We have to protect the common people. I am going to Delhi tomorrow. I will be on the road again,” she said.