New Delhi [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress will stage a ‘dharna’ at Jantar Mantar here at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday against the Centre’s demonetisation move.
Simultaneous protests would also be held across West Bengal. The TMC has appealed to NGOs, charitable organisations, political parties, student groups, civil society representatives and others to join the protest against this “financial emergency”.
Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Centre of snatching away the “white money” from the people of the nation, instead of doing its job and bringing back the “black money” stashed in Swiss banks abroad.
“The TMC will protest against demonetisation. Our party extends support to the united opposition. We will request all the political parties and will appeal to all the farmers and the shopkeepers to protest. The BJP will get befitting reply from the people. They won’t be able to get any vote this time. They were supposed to bring back black money from Swiss bank, instead they snatched the white money from the common people,” she added.
Mamata further asserted that this is a fight of the people and they should win.
“This is a fight of the people and we need to make them win. If anybody wants to join us, I will welcome them. We will continue the protest till the matter is solved. The people will get justice. From tomorrow we will launch a nation-wide political movement,” she asserted.
The Lok Sabha earlier today witnessed tumultuous scenes as a united opposition stuck to its demand to discuss the demonetisation issue under rules entailing voting.
Opposition members belonging to the Congress, Trinamool Congress ( TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Samajwadi Party trooped into the well of the House raising slogans against the government. Amid the din, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.
Similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya with the opposition demanding the Prime Minister’s presence in the House and payment of compensation to those who died of trauma while queuing up before banks and ATMs following demonetisation of high value currency notes.
The House was adjourned twice till noon as Opposition repeatedly trooped into the well. (ANI)