Black flags were shown and slogans were raised against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the leaders were holding a rally in Azadpur Mandi on Thursday. The slogans were made by fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which was evident from the chant of his name in the area. Kejriwal was supposed to address a rally of traders in Azadpur about the demonetisation scheme. An official AAP statement had also said that the Delhi Chief Minister would ‘expose’ the big scam that was demonetisation.
Earlier on Wednesday, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with other TMC MPs, MPs from Shiv Sena and former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah had marched to the Rashtrapati Bhawan from the Parliament, and sought a stay on demonetisation. Although Arvind Kejriwal had also been invited to join, it was reported by IE that he did not want to be associated with some leaders with corruption charges against them.
However, this theory was disputed by senior leaders who told IE that the Delhi CM had a good rapport with Mamata Banerjee and will completely support her in the fight against demonetisation. Earlier Kejriwal had also tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will also be present during the rally at Azadpur Mandi, as he requested others’ presence. He had announced that he will be addressing the rally ar 11:30 am on Thursday.