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Patel's resignation beginning of economic emergency: Mamata

Patels resignation beginning of economic emergency: Mamata

New Delhi: Terming the resignation of RBI governor Urjit Patel as "unprecedented", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said economic emergency in the country has begun.

Banerjee, who attended the opposition meeting here, hit out at the Centre over Patel's resignation saying it was a matter of "great shock".

"This is unprecedented. We are deeply concerned. The RBI is the custodian of public money. The credibility of all institutions is being destroyed. This is a financial and economic emergency," she said in a tweet.

Banerjee alleged that political emergency was ongoing in the country and with the resignation of the RBI governor financial emergency has also begun.

"BJP is behaving like a dictator. Political emergency already exists everywhere. They are threatening every political party and so many leaders sent to jail. If the RBI governor also has to resign, its a matter of grave concern for the country. With this, a financial emergency has also started," she said.

"Institutions, from the CBI to the RBI, have become total disasters. It is a matter of great shock. We must protest," Banerjee said, adding that the issue was discussed in the opposition meeting and will be taken up in Parliament as well.

The TMC supremo, who flew into the capital on Sunday night, had a packed itinerary on Monday with a steady stream of high profile visitors.

In the afternoon Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu met Banerjee at her Delhi residence in South Avenue. The TDP chief was there for more than 30 minutes.

Congress stalwart Ahmad Patel also visited her.

After that, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and the Party's national spokesman Raghav Chaddha also called on Banerjee.

After the meeting of Opposition leaders, Banerjee met the new Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at Nirvachan Sadan.

Simontini Bhattacharjee

Simontini Bhattacharjee

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