West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi why should BJP MPs and MLAs submit their bank account transaction details only for the post-demonetisation period and not since the NDA government came to power.
“Why only account details from Nov 8? Just 3 weeks. Why not last 2 1/2 years all details ? PM ji you think you alone are intelligent and the rest are ... ??? After your 21 days of note bandi, the whole country is ghar bandi, so why this farce (sic),” she tweeted.
Banerjee on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a dictator.
Addressing a public rally in Lucknow, the Trinamool Congress chief made the charge following Modi’s refusal to roll back his decision to demonetise the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. She added that the demonetisation had led to a nationwide cash crunch and resulted in an “emergency like situation”.
“Now the Samajwadi Party and Trinamool are one,” she told the rally, also attended by several Samajwadi Party leaders.
“Uttar Pradesh has led the country in every fight. Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders who emerged after him are from this state,” she said, explaining her decision to travel to the state.
“We are taking this people’s movement to Patna tomorrow at Gardani Bagh Dharnasthal, 1 pm,” she said in another tweet.
The prime minister has asked the BJP MPs and MLAs to submit their bank account transaction details between November 8, the day he announced demonetisation, and December 31 to party chief Amit Shah on January 1, 2017.