Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee has upped the ante against the recent demonetisation order given by the Modi government. TMC has given a notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue on November 16 when the Parliament resumes for the winter session.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also urged all the Opposition parties to unite and fight against the “political and financial anarchy” in the country because of the demonetisation of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 currency notes.
“May I appeal to all political parties in the Opposition to work together boldly against the anti-poor government at the Centre. Let us fight this political and financial anarchy together. We will be with you all,” Banerjee said in a statement.
Speaking to PTI, TMC leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek OBrien said, “We gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue suspending business under Rule 267 on November 16.”
He also added that it was vital to punish the black money hoarders and the corrupt, but not at the cost of inconveniencing the common people, especially the poor.
He stressed on the need for a proper action plan to implement such an extensive move.
Party leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay also said the party would bring an adjournment motion in the Lower House on the same issue on November 16.
After PM Modi’s surprise demonetisation announcement on Tuesday evening, Banerjee had urged the Centre to rescind the “hasty decision”.
Attacking the government, Banerjee said, “They had promised to return black money from abroad. They couldn’t do it and has turned common people beggars. Who gave them this right?”
Mocking the Prime Minister, Mamata said Narendra Modi “has gone to Japan after making the people poor in India.”
Several parties have slammed the Centre for causing inconvenience to the people. Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Aam Admi Party among others have issued statements to say that they are with the government on the issue of tackling black money, but they have severely criticised the government for creating panic among the masses.
(With inputs from PTI)