Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that 90 people have lost their lives due to hardships following demonetisation of high value notes by the Centre a month ago.
“One month since demonetisation was announced. More than 90 lives lost. How many more Modi babu?” she said on twitter.
Banerjee, who from the beginning opposed the demonetisation and demanded its roll back, had participated in a protest dharna in Delhi besides holding protest meetings in Lucknow and Patna last month.
Claiming that people have been subjected to harassment and financial insecurity in the one month since demonetization, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today also said the Prime Minister must clarify the situation to the nation and take entire responsibility for it.
She also claimed that 90 people have died due to hardships following demonetization of high value notes.
“One month of harassment, pain, hopelessness, financial insecurity and utter chaos,” Banerjee said in a statement.
“That is all that the common people has got after the black decision on demonetization announced a month back on November eight,” Banerjee, who has been the most vocal against demonetization of high value notes, said.
“PM must clarify the situation to the nation and take entire responsibility,” Banerjee said.
Claiming that no black money has been recovered, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Only white money of the common people has been snatched away.”
The TMC MPs have been staging protests in both houses of Parliament since the winter session began.
“Even no black money has been recovered from foreign countries. In the name of recovery of so called black money, the ruling party at the Centre has created assets in the form of land, bank deposits, gold, diamonds and has become more and more capitalist,” Banerjee, who has led an unrelenting attack on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization, said. .