Modi a ‘bad politician’, spreading lies: Mamata

Kolkata:Stepping up her attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today called him “a bad politician and a worse administrator” who is spreading lies and relaxing even as the common people continue to suffer.

“Modi ji has lost all credibility. A bad politician and even worse administrator. He is lying,” she said in a statement here.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief, who is at the forefront of the opposition attack against the Modi government on the issue, said, “All opposition is united, and you are divided!”

She also claimed that Rs 1.28 lakh crore had been lost forever due to the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

“Shocking that Rs 1.28 lakh crore has been lost forever due to note-ban only in ‘transactions’ in the country, according to CMIE, a top research body. World-famous Moody’s says ‘note ban will badly disrupt economic activity’,” she said.

“Common people are suffering miserably while Modi ji is relaxing and spreading lies,” she said.

Banerjee, who had staged dharna in Delhi on November 23, also met President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday on the issue.

TMC would organise a rally in the city on November 28.

The TMC supremo is scheduled to address a meeting in Lucknow on November 29 and in Patna the next day.
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The West Bengal chief minister said there will not be any bandh in the state on November 28, but a protest march will be carried out against demonetisation.

“There is no bandh, but protest. We will bring a protest march from College Square to Esplanade where I will also walk. They (opposition) are calling it Aakrosh Diwas,” she told reporters at the state secretariat here.

She said after the march in the afternoon, she will leave for Lucknow where the TMC has planned protest meetings against withdrawal of high denomination currency notes.