Modi hatao, desh bachao: Mamata Banerjee to start campaign from January 1

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the launch of �Modi Hatao Desh Bachao� campaign in all districts of West Bengal from January 1.

Modi hatao, desh bachao: Mamata Banerjee to start campaign from January 1

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress supremo on Thursday announced the launch of ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ campaign in all districts of West Bengal from January 1.

Banerjee said that her her party will do agitation on block level from January 1-8. The Bengal Chief Minister has been in a bitter battle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation and the disturbance it has caused across the country.


Speaking at the Trinamool Bhavan in the state capital, Banerjee said, “Demonetisation has caused economic famine throughout the state. People have lost confidence in the central government and in the banking sector. Hence, we give the call of ‘Modi hatao desh bachao’ to the people of India.”

She also claimed that several lakhs of skilled and unskilled Bengali labourers have been rendered jobless and forced to return home due to demonetisation.

“Diamond artisans from Midnapore, zari (embroidery) artisans from Murshidabad and construction labourers from Coochbehar and Hooghly have returned in lakhs from places such as Mumbai, Delhi and the south. Demonetisation was responsible for unemployment of so many people. We will send an unemployment list due to demonetisation to President Pranab Mukherjee soon,” she said.

Banerjee claimed that demonetisation has brought back barter system on a massive scale throughout the state.

Yesterday, Mamata had questioned the Income Tax Department raid at Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Ram Mohan Rao’s residence in Chennai, claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is instigating raids only at the premises of its rivals.