Demonetisation clearly an economic emergency, says Mamata at joint rally with Kejriwal

Mamata Banerjee said the common people were suffering due to the Modi government's move.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee once again on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over demonitisation.

“The common people of the country are suffering,” she said while addressing a joint anti-government rally along with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi.

“What will people eat if the market shuts down?” she asked PM Modi. The crisis like this has never happened, she added. After Mamata concluded, Kejriwal took the stage and begun a vitriolic attack on the Modi government right from the start.

“People don’t have food to eat, and basic amenities are unavailable. The common man is bearing brunt of the move. We have always fought against corruption,” he said. The Aam Aadmi Party chief claimed that there was a sense of chaos in the country.

“How will corruption be removed by removing Rs 500 notes and Rs 2,000 notes,” Kejriwal added. “The government’s move is not aimed at ending corruption in the country. In the name of removing black money, demonetisation is the biggest scam in the country today,” he alleged. “I am diabetic, but I still went on hunger strike twice to remove corruption,” the Delhi CM added further.

I don’t see Ambanis and Adanis standing in the lines. Corruption is still going on, Kejriwal added.