Demonstrations by Trinamool Congress supporters in front of Central Government establishments to protest against demonetisation of high value notes and arrest of its leaders to score political vendetta was held throughout the state on Tuesday.
In Kolkata, demonstrations were carried outside GPO. Sashi Panja, minister, women and child development and social welfare department criticised the arbitrary attitude of Centre that had harassed common people. She said that the RBI had earlier announced that old Rs 1000 notes could be exchanged in RBI.
But suddenly, the decision was changed without informing the common people. “As a result of this, hundreds of common people who wanted to change old high value notes in RBI failed to do so. Do you think that ordinary people who have come to change old notes are black money hoarders?” she questioned. She said that ordinary people were facing ordeal since the high value notes were banned from November 8, 2016. Small traders, daily wage earners, jute mill workers are the worst hit.
Trinamool leaders also criticised the arrest of the leaders to score political vendetta. They alleged as Sudip Bandopadhyay had raised questions in Lok Sabha against demonetisation of high value notes, he had been arrested and harassed unnecessarily. “CBI will not be able to produce any document against him and is harassing him unnecessarily,” they said.
In Malda and Murshidabad, Trinamool Congress supporters staged demonstration outside some Central Government offices. They shouted anti-Modi slogans. The protest of Trinamool Congress against the note ban issue entered the third consecutive day on Tuesday.
The workers gave the slogan “Remove Modi and save the country.” Demonstrations were held in Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas and Bankura. Trinamool Congress MPs will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the ordeal of common people and political vendetta of Centre.