Mamata Banerjee says Centre is confused, ready for another street protest
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Mamata Banerjee over her protest against demonetisation, the West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said 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.”
“Instead of announcing new changes on a daily basis, Centre must come up with a proper plan of action,” she added.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticised Mamata saying political leaders behind multi-crore chit fund scams are attacking him as they have been hit hard by demonetisation.
Last week, Mamata had met President Pranab Mukherjee along with other opposition leaders and submitted a memorandum against the government’s currency ban.
The Trinamool leader today said she is ready for another protest march in streets and willing to join any political programme.
“I am going to Delhi tomorrow. I will be on the road again. We are ready to join any political programme,” she said.
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.
“The PM could not get back the promised black money from abroad from the rich so a drama to divert his failure,” Banerjee tweeted minutes after the announcement.