Mamata to arrive in Delhi for parleys with Oppn leaders
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will fly down to Delhi on Tuesday to hold meetings with leaders of Opposition parties and chalk out plans to protest against demonetisation.
She will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday to apprise him of the ordeal the common people are facing over the sudden withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Meanwhile, the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) has decided to attend any all-party meeting convened by her in the city to discuss the issue. SUCI has decided to launch protest meetings for next three days in the city and the districts.
Though CPI(M) has not yet taken a decision to support Trinamool Congress on the issue, party leaders have instructed the rank and file to launch movements against the draconian decision and stand by the hapless people.
Banerjee had called up CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yehchury on Sunday and requested
him to be a part of the programme to be launched against the anti-people Modi government.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will put up billboards captioned ‘Hok Protibad’ (Let there be protest) against the Centre’s decision, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said.
Several civil society groups will take out rallies on Tuesday and will hold protest meetings in front of the Reserve Bank of India’s office at BBD Bag.
Meanwhile, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said people of the country including the state have expressed their solidarity with Narendra Modi.
Criticizing Mamata Banerjee, he said: “She is unnecessarily making noises as she wants to shield the money her party has received from Saradha and Narada.”
He added: “But the money will not help her party and Modi will unearth the black money and punish those involved.”
Ghosh maintained that it has become a tendency of the leaders from Bengal to “go to Delhi trying to seek support from others when they fail to get response from the people here.”