Featured Image: Mamata Banerjee speaking at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday. Photo courtesy: AITC
Kolkata, 23 November: A group of people today tried to disrupt Trinamool’s anti-demonetisation demonstration at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar by shouting pro-Modi slogans whenever someone rose to speak.
Trinamool supremo and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also faced the same as she rose to address the demonstration this afternoon and this made her warn the BJP of similar treatment back in Bengal.
Banerjee alleged that the BJP had sent these people to disrupt Trinamool’s demonstration and accused the Delhi Police of doing nothing to stop the trouble makers.
“This never happens in our state. Please remember that your meetings will also be held there and hence, do not teach this to others,” a furious Trinamool chief warned BJP from the open stage.
Prior to Banerjee, the small group of Modi-supporters tried to distract her party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay as he was delivering his speech. But he kept is cool and ignored the provocation.
This was on a day Trinamool managed to bring to its Jantar Mantar dais leaders from the Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal United, Nationalist Congress Party, and the Aam Aadmi Party.
From Janata Dal United, none other than its president Sharad Yadav turned up at the venue and supported Banerjee’s tirade against demonetisation. There were also Dharmendra Yadav, Jaya Bachchan, and Krianmoy Nanda from SP, Raghav Chadha from AAP, and Majid Memon from NCP.
Upbeat by their presence, the Bengal CM said announced that the fight would continue until the Modi government devised effective means to mitigate the demonetisation crisis.
“This government will have to go…I am sorry to say, the country is not secure under you. You do things at your whims and fancies,” she said targeting the Prime Minister.
She wondered whether the government led by Narendra Modi had become more arrogant than Hitler.
In Kolkata, Trinamool brought out a rally against demonetisation from College Square to Esplanade. Several ministers of the state government such as Amit Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Sovan Chatterjee and others took part in the rally along with thousands of Trinamool workers.