November 14, 2016
PM’s statement on the poor is an insult to common people and in bad taste: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee once again criticised the Prime Minister for Centre’s demonetisation move on Monday. She said that the move has hit the poor of country badly, adding that the statement issued by PM is “bad in taste”.
“The PM in his speech had said the poor are sleeping peacefully. This is an insult to commoners and in bad taste. My humble suggestion is not to hit the common people like this ,” she said.
Mamata Banerjee had earlier given a call for a “joint movement” by Opposition parties against the Centre to give people some respite from the ongoing “financial anarchy” that has been caused due to the decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.
On Sunday, she had tweeted: “This is not an ego battle. I humbly appeal again to the Govt at the Centre. Save the common people from more suffering,and the country from financial catastrophe, by withdrawing this hasty decision. First please put a proper action plan in place. Breathing space for people. Today I spoke with several political leaders regarding a joint movement and to meet Rashtrapati Ji together. Let us all fight this together to give relief to common citizens, the poor and stop this financial anarchy.”