State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari from a public rally on Thursday attacked the Centre for its irrational decision of demonetising old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 without taking necessary measures.
He also said that the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will conduct various movements opposing the decision that has hurt the sentiment of the common people.
He also urged the people to stand by the side of the Chief Minister who has called for mass movement against the anti-people decision of the Central government.
Adhikari was addressing a public gathering at a ground in East Midnapore’s Khejuri on Thursday. He said that the people are immensely affected by the decision. People, especially the daily wage earners, farmers, labourers, small traders are mostly affected due to the cash crunch.
While addressing the rally, the Adhikari said: “We want that black money to be seized but the process must not hurt the sentiment of poor people in the state. The policy adopted by the Centre in this regard is making poor people miserable as they are unable to earn their bread and butter. Our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will turn out victorious in her movement against the decision.”
Banerjee mobilised a mass movement not only in the state but in the national Capital as well in which other Opposition parties have lent their support. Following the Chief Minister’s movement, the Centre has been forced to allow the farmers to use old notes for buying seeds.
He also invoked mass support from the people in order to make the movement a success. “Let us fight against the Centre’s decision in democratic process and build up public opinion at all levels against the anti-people policy of the Centre,” Adhikari said.