West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the Burrabazar area of Kolkata to listen to the woes of the people at the time people are facing cash shortage after the announcement of the demonetisation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8.
Soon after meeting them, Mamata Banerjee in a series of tweets said that people cannot access their own saving accounts after the move, which is being restricted because of the cash crunch. Pointing out that the whole rural nation including farmers are crying after the ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 , she asked if food is not available for them, what will they eat.
Expressing her sympathy for bank staff across the country, working day and night for the services of the people, she added that all are under pressure.
The state chief minister further said she visited the Burrabazar, which is Asia’s biggest market and listened to the problems that hawkers, traders, labourers, shopkeepers and other facing after the demonetisation, to understand their grievances. People from all communities, caste, creed spoke about their big problems they are facing, she added.
Last Wednesday, she led a protest march on the issue to the Rashtapati Bhawan along with eaders of National Conference, AAP and NDA constituent Shiv Sena. Leaders of the other opposition parties including Congress, Left parties, SP and BSP did not took part in the protest march. She alsi hold a rally along with his Delhi counterpart Arvind kejriwal, urging the Centre to take back this move.