1. Ready to work with CPIM to save country, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Ready to work with CPIM to save country, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she is ready to even work with her arch-rival CPIM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2016 2:20 PM
In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she is ready to even work with her arch-rival  CPIM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country. In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she is ready to even work with her arch-rival CPIM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country.

In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she is ready to even work with her arch-rival  CPIM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country. “We may have ideological differences with CPI-M but we are ready to work with it, Congress, SP, BSP to save the country. The anti-people Modi government has imposed an undeclared emergency in the country,” Banerjee said during a media interaction in Kolkata. Upping the ante against the Centre on the issue of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations, she said, “Congress, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh ji, (Arvind) Kejriwal have protested against the demonetisation issue. Let all the opposition parties work together to save the country”.

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conducting a surgical strike on the common people in the name of unearthing black money, she said that the demonetisation move was taken without any proper planning causing immense hardship. “The Modi goverment had misled the people on the surgical strikes (in POK). The people do not know what had happened,” she said. She also demanded immediate withdrawal of the ‘draconian’ decision to demonetise Rs 500/1000 notes. Calling the government anti-poor, the chief minister asserted that a few money launderers are profiting due to this ‘black decision’. “Only 1 % people hold black money; why are the other 99% being harassed for this,” said Banerjee adding that it is a betrayal with people. Banerjee reiterated that the common people were facing hardships because of government’s decision.”A sudden midnight decision was taken. But few people in the ruling party knew about it,” she said. Trinamool Congress has already given a notice in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on the demonetisation issue on November 16, the opening day of winter session of Parliament. TMC leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay has said the party would bring an adjournment motion in the house on the same day. Mamata also penned a poem on the demonetisation issue.

This is a surprise as the firebrand Banerjee’s entire political career has, in the past, been based on the opposition of the Left, which had been in power for over three decades until she took charge in 2011. This is the first time that she has stated clearly her willingness to work with the CPI(M). Left leaders, meanwhile, refused to comment on the issue.

Meanwhile, in reference to CPM’s allegation that the BJP’s state unit knew about the government’s decision as it deposited Rs 1 crore at a nationalised bank here (all in Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes) on November 8, just hours before Modi’s announcement, Banerjee said, “A sudden midnight decision was taken. But few people in the ruling party knew about it.”

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    Subrat
    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:57 am
    Again a dirty politics. Just wanted to clarify, public is not suffering as we have experience in standing in que at railway station for booking, reliance store for Jio sim, govt offices for meeting babus, etc, etc.....Please stop caring about public as they are not used to such type of carings from politicians.For the sake of change and our future generation we are ready to face this temporary unconvince.....
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      Vivek Sharma
      Nov 13, 2016 at 9:52 am
      HahahahahaYou taking away all my "hard-earned" black money. CHOLBE NA!
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        Mallik
        Nov 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm
        I am a common man and I fully support modiji's action regarding demonetization. Yes there is some hardship to the common man, but we have to appreciate this bold and honest effort. You might argue, that how come this is going to eliminate black money or corruption. We should understand that even rain starts with just a single drop.I do not belong to any party nor I support them and I am just a normal lower middle cl individual, So I request all true and honest Indians (my brothers and sisters) to be patient and be optimistic and let us honestly welcome this and try to support the cause for a corrupt free India. And I beg each and everyone to stop playing politics.
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          Raj
          Nov 13, 2016 at 10:16 am
          Opposition parties crying bcos they will loose all their black money
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          1. JAYA NAIR
            Nov 13, 2016 at 9:45 am
            You fraud lady are you taking support from communist party's for the strict actions taken for KALA DHAN by our Hon.PM to destroy our nation or what? Why you lady so frustrated for black money, are you having black money? The w people of our nation are supporting our Hon.PM and you corrupt politicians are criticizing for black money instead of supporting with the nation. You people are not going to win, the people of our nation will win surely. Hence better you corrupt people shut up your mouth and submit your black money details before 30th December,2016 by paying tax. Tax is from our citizen of our nation and of the poor people money, you opposition parties looted our nation last 60 years.Now sudhar javo and pay the tax.
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            1. Vishal Patel
              Nov 13, 2016 at 9:56 am
              ugly lady now is burning becuse black money is gone,ha ha ha
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