Modi Govt Baseless, Faceless After Cashless Drive: Mamata


New Delhi: Cong VP Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee known to be a vicious critic of PM Modi finds themselves alone at the presser organised to fight PM Modi’s decision to demonetise high value currency note.

Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee jointly and harshly attacked the government over notes ban. Whereas CM Mamata termed the demonetization move as the country’s biggest scam since independence, Rahul Gandhi pointed out that the note ban has been a complete failure on part of the government.

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CM Mamata asked PM Modi that, “Modi ji said we will have ache din… Is this what he meant by ache din? People are troubled. He has destroyed the banking system. 50 days are nearly over… what will happen now? In these 50 days, our country has gone back 20 years.”

CM Mamata added that, “If the restrictions cannot be lifted after the 50th day, then why did you commit to 50 days? If the restrictions are not lifted after 50 days? Since it was your assurance, will you take responsibility and resign? In the effort to go cashless, you have ended up being faceless.”

“Rajiv Gandhi did a wonderful job of bringing mobile phones and computers to India… But your (BJP’s) claim of doing things everything overnight is good only from a marketing point of view. The government must lead the people, not fool them,” said West Bengal CM.

CM Mamata said, “Modi ji, We await your resignation. If you don’t, the people will throw you out of power. We are going to make a common minimum programme on demonetisation and corruption. We will discuss and talk about this together and have a joint programme”

On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi also made a scathing attack at the Prime Minister by saying that “This demonetisation has done absolutely nothing against corruption. What it has done instead, is to leave people without any money.”

Rahul Gandhi demanded an answer from Modi. “The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) must answer on this disaster… he must answer on unemployment. The PM is not answering anything on allegations of corruption in which he is directly involved (Sahara diaries)”