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Demonetisation: Mamata says ready to work with CPI-M, Congress to ‘save country’

She had also stressed the need of opposition parties raising a united resistance after accusing the BJP-led government at the centre of "political vendetta”
Mamata Banerjee

Calling demonetisation a “big black scandal” Chief minister West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Saturday her party is ready to work with CPI(M), Congress, SP and BSP to save the country.

“We may have ideological differences with CPI-M but we are ready to work with it, Cong, SP, BSP to save the country,” she said.

Speaking at a press conference in Kolkata, TMC supremo also demanded the withdrawal of the decision saying it is against the common people, Media reports said.

“I personally visited several banks today to listen to tales of hardship of common people. Rs 100 notes are not available in banks. More than two lakh ATMs are closed, money is not available,” she added.

Earlier, she had also stressed the need of opposition parties raising a united resistance after accusing the BJP-led government at the centre of “political vendetta”.

Citing PM Modi consulted Bengal’s top bureaucrat on a employment guarantee project recently and not her, she said: “Political vendetta is going on everywhere. Even in development work. Why is the prime minister consulting the chief secretary instead of the elected chief minister? Unprecedented,” she said.

“I am fighting this battle alone. I am requesting all my friends from other political parties to come together, set up a front, may be federal front… But let us fight together. If anyone comes, I will be very happy. If anyone calls me, I shall be happy to attend,” she added.

 

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