Kolkata, Dec 23, 2016: Declaring a war against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a state-wide campaign under the slogan “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao” from January 1.
The launch is announced with an aim to create public opinion against notes ban.
Describing the notes ban as the “biggest scam” in Indian history since Independence, the Trinamool Congress chief told media that “Demonetisation has caused economic famine throughout the state. People have lost confidence in the government and in the banking sector. Hence, we give the call of “Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao” to the people of India.”
After a core committee meeting in Trinamool headquarters, Mamata told media that “The country is not safe in the hands of a person who started his career with riots. On the slogan of Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao we will have campaigns across the state at booth level. The campaign will start on January 1 and will continue till January 8.”
TMC supremo held a special meeting on Thursday with 1,500 Trinamool Congress leaders and block-level members to discuss strategies against demonetisation.
While taking a dig on Prime Minister, Banerjee said “Now, Alibaba and four aides are taking all decisions, even the Finance Minister doesn’t know about it. Only God knows what is happening in the country. They are bulldozing the people, the country and even their party (the BJP).”
She also added that demonetisation had affected people from all sections. “Banks have become cashless and your government has become faceless.”
“From sunrise to sundown, this government is changing decisions more than a hundred times,” she remarked. Banerjee asked the TMC leaders to counter the BJP on demonetisation and other issues.