It’s a financial emergency, says Mamata
Terming the situation created by sudden demonetisation as ‘financial emergency’ due to ‘black draconian decision’ by ‘black government’, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for unity of all Opposition parties including arch-rival CPI(M) to stand against what she called ‘unplanned and anti-people policy’ of the Centre.
Speaking at a press meet in state secretariat Nabanna after inspecting several banks and interacting with those waiting in central Kolkata, she said: “Even though CPI(M) is our ideological opponent, we are ready to stand with them over this arbitrary demonetisation. We call upon Congress, BSP, SP, AAP and all Opposition parties to walk together to save the country from this emergency situation,” she said. “The entire economy has been affected. Businesses have stopped. Over 2 lakh ATMs are cashless.
Is this anything less than an emergency,” she asked. Hitting out at the Prime Minister, she said: “Sitting in Japan, he is threatening of ‘stringent action’ after December 30. Would he conduct another ‘surgical strike’ on the common man? This situation is ‘surgical anarchy’. What is he threatening us with?”