Featured Image: Arvind Kejiwal and Mamata Banerjee during the sit-in in front of Reserve Bank of India in Delhi.
Kolkata, 17 November: MAMATA Banerjee has called off her visit to Bangkok that was scheduled for later this month so that she can take her tirade against demonetisation to all over the country.
Speaking at a public rally at Azadpur Subzi Mandi in Delhi today, Banerjee said that over the next few days she would hold anti-demonetisation rally in different parts of the country where BJP or its allies are strong.
“I will go to Varanasi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Chandigrah and see what happens. I have cancelled my scheduled trip to Bangkok for a business summit as this is no time for foreign tours; this is the time to stand by the people who are facing severe hardships due to the note ban,” she said.
“Withdraw this demonetisation decision in three days. Else, we are still alive, we will not spare you,” Banerjee warned the BJP led Centre from the open stage. She asked the Centre not to try to scare her. “Put me in jail if you can, shoot me dead if you can. But you will not be able to suppress my protest.”
The Bengal Chief Minister was to visit Bangkok on 27 November to speak at a business summit that she had been invited to. A business delegation from the state was to accompany her to scout for investment to Bengal.
Trinamool sources said that Banerjee might address a public rally at Varanasi towards the middle of next week so to highlight the hardship of people due to note ban. Aam Aadmi Party will help Trinamool in organising the rally. Varansi has been chosen as it has sent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Lok Sabha.
The Trinamool supremo is now camping in Delhi carrying forward her vociferous attack on Centre for the overnight demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs1,000 currency notes that has triggered an unprecedented crisis in the Indian economy.
After addressing the rally at Azadpur Subzi Mandi that was organised by AAP, she also went to the Reserve Bank of India office in Delhi accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
There they asked the RBI regional director as to how much currency the country needs at this point and how much the RBI has. With the RBI officer expressing inability to offer the details, Banerjee and Kejriwal sat in for a demonstration for some time there. She is scheduled to return to Kolkata tomorrow.