People Are Being Bulldozed, Mamata Tells Bengal Assembly

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Kolkata: Till now West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had been fighting the political demon of demonetisation on streets from Delhi to Kolkata. Now, she has taken the fight to West Bengal assembly.

Upping her ante against the Modi government over demonetisation on Monday, Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on the Centre during her speech in the West Bengal assembly.

“It is a financial crisis in Delhi today. People are being forcefully bulldozed”- this is how Mamata Banerjee described demonetisation in the state assembly.

Outside the assembly, the TMC MLAs staged protest in Kolkata against withdrawal of high valued currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. TMC got support from other quarters as well. Congress leader Renuka Choudhury took a dig at the new amendment to the income declaration scheme.

Renuka Choudhury said, “He (PM) is too busy to come to Parliament, busy deciding how much gold married woman or unmarried woman is allowed to have.”

Taking swipe at PM Modi winning popular vote for Time Person of the Year, Renuka Choudhury said, “Of course he (Modi) is ‘Man of the Year’. Who else can tear up every citizen’s pocket and throat with one stroke?”

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