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Mamata’s ‘mega scam’ remark irresponsible: Ananth Kumar

Mamata’s ‘mega scam’ remark irresponsible: Ananth Kumar

Bengaluru: Union Minister Anant Kumar today rubbished as “irresponsible” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s charge that demonetisation was a “mega scam” in the name of ‘achhe din’.

“By only making irresponsible charges nothing will become a charge,” he told reporters here reacting to a query on Banerjee’s allegation at a joint press conference with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi earliler in the day.

He also brushed aside the Trinamool Congress supremo’s demand for resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation issue.

Banerjee, along with Rahul Gandhi and some regional parties, had sought to put up a united face raising the pitch against demonetisation by demanding the resignation of Modi.

“Will you take responsibility over demonetisation and resign. Will you resign from prime ministership?” she asked, calling demonetisation a “mega scam” in the name of “achhe din”.

Referring to Sahara diaries allegations levelled by Gandhi, Kumar said they were baseless as the Supreme Court had “invalidated” them and had directed the complainant, Prashant Bhsuhan, to place valid facts before the court.