Mamata flays Modi over chit fund ‘scam’ charge
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was attacking any one who opposes his policy, retorting to his charge that political leaders behind multi-crore chit fund scams are attacking him over demonetisation.
“Pradhan Mantriji, you are equating corruption with anyone who opposes your policy. Are you the only magician?(sic)” Banerjee said in a tweet this evening, reacting to Modi’s remarks seen as sharp attack on the Trinamool Congress supremo.
“Listen to the voice of the people. Feel their pain.
People will not forgive you for this. They are suffering,” she said in another tweet.
Earlier in the day, Modi said political leaders behind multi-crore chit fund scams are attacking him as they have been hit hard by demonetisation.
“I know what sort of people are raising their voice against me. Does the country not know whose money was invested in chit fund business? Lakhs and crores of poor people invested money in chit funds. But with the blessings of politicians, crores and crores of rupees have vanished,” the Prime Minister told a ‘Parivartan’ rally at Agra.
However, the Prime Minister did not name any leader.
The Bengal CM has been at the forefront of the campaign to oppose the sudden manner in which demonetisation was thrust upon the people.
At a joint rally in Delhi last week both Mamata and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had vowed to oppose the ‘draconian’ move.