Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again attacked the Modi government saying that the money taken away from the common people is being used to campaign through programmes of political parties. She said this in Sukna on Wednesday morning.
Banerjee also said that the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay is an outcome of vendetta politics. "Sudip Bandyopadhyay is innocent. He has committed no fault. This is political vendetta and nothing else. He was arrested just because of raising his voice against the hasty decision of demonetising high value notes," she said.
A day ahead of Republic Day, the Chief Minister said: "Democratic and political rights are meaningless without financial rights. People will not forgive the Centre for demonetisation. Today I am feeling that the people are yet to get financial independence despite of enjoying the political independence."
She said: "I am appealing to the Centre to take back all limits of cash withdrawal immediately. The restriction imposed by the Centre has to be withdrawn. Common people cannot withdraw money and are getting harassed while the Centre is using the money to campaign for political programmes."
Stating that Trinamool Congress had protested the most against demonetisation since its inception on November 8, the Chief Minister, who returned to Kolkata on Wednesday after her five day North Bengal tour, said: "Our MPs were arrested purposely to stop us from continuing our movement against the hasty decision of demonetisation. But they have the wrong notion. The protest will continue as it is going on."
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister held rallies in different states and Delhi protesting against the arbitrary decision of the Modi government to demonetise high value notes.