Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday for “equating corruption with anyone who opposes your policy”
CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted soon after Narendra Modi reportedly pinched at Mamata in a public rally at Agra today. He attacked her by saying that political leaders behind multi-crore chit fund scams are attacking him as they have been hit hard by demonetisation, in remarks seen as sharp attack on Mamata Banerjee.
PM Modi said, “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.
“Due to chit fund loss, hundreds of head of families were forced to commit suicide. Look at history and they are questioning me,” PM Modi said in barbs aimed apparently at Banerjee, who had been rallying political leaders against the demonetisation decision.
However, the Prime Minister did not name any leader.
CM Mamata retorted back through her tweets. She posted, “Pradhan Mantri ji, you are equating corruption with anyone who opposes your policy. Are you the only magician?” She also added, “Listen to the voice of the people. Feel their pain. People will not forgive you for this. They are suffering”
Mamata Banerjee from the first day criticized Modi’s demonetization move claiming it to have increased the common man’s plight. She even took her protests to Delhi where she met President Mukherjee and submitted a 5 paged memorandum to him pointing out the problems the commoners are facing due to the PM’s fight against corruption and black money.