Rahul, Mamata take Modi to the cleaners on corruption; Left, BSP sit it out

Mamata said the demonetisation and remonetisation are big scams and the federal structure totally destroyed in the country

Rahul, Mamata take Modi to the cleaners on corruption; Left, BSP sit it out

After many of theOpposition parties decided to turn down the invitation for a joint press conference on Tuesday, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Supremo Mamata Banerjee addressed the media together, taking on the Central government against note ban.

Revealing the widening cracks within the Opposition over demonetisation, parties including CPI, CPI (M), JD-U, NCP, SP and BSP have earlier declined the he Congress' invitation for the press meet. However, the representative of Karunanidhi’s DMK, the congress ally in the UPA, was present in the meeting.


Addressing the Media, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the demonetisation and remonetisation are big scams and there has never been such a big scam in India after independence.

“The government is doing whatever they feel like, federal structure totally destroyed. It is not emergency, it’s super emergency. Just that it has not been officially declared,” she said.


She also added that some of the parties have not participated in today’s meeting but we have untied opposition over demonetisation.

Meanwhile, Rahul argued that the charges of corruption against prime minister Narendra Modi need to be investigated.

“Sahara paid bribe to Modi. It should be investigated. If the government takes any action against corruption, Congress will support them,” Rahul said.


Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad and DMK leader Trichy Shiva were also present at the conference.

Earlier, commenting on left parties decision to stay back from the joint press meet, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the party took such a decision because there has been no proper consultation and coordination among the parties.

Clarifying the absence of JD(U), Congress alliance partner in Bihar,  party secretary general K C Tyagi said: “We are not going. What is the relevance in going there? If the discussion is on demonetisation, there is a lot of difference between the stand taken by Mamata Banerjee and the other Opposition parties,” Reported The Indian Express.