New Delhi, Nov 16 In the absence of main leaders from the opposition, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee led the march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit memorandum on demonetisation.
Her Trinamool Congress got support of Shiv Sena, Aam Aadmi Party and National Conference. Omar Abdullah represented NC, Bhagwant Mann represented AAP and Arvind Sawant represented Shiv Sena during the march.
After submitting the memorandum to President, Mamata said that they have requested the President to speak to Government and decide on this and bring back normalcy in the country.
Some quotes from Mamata after submitting memorandum to Pranab Mukherjee:
"Children are starving, people have died and the government is turning a blind eye to this."
"Our country does not run on plastic money."
"There was no planning, this is like the Tughlaq regime."
"The situation arising out of #demonetisation has triggered a sort of constitutional crisis."
"Those with Black Money have been supported, but taxpayers are suffering."
"We are against black money but the govt has taken a decision to protect actual culprits and punish common people."
"Initially ATM meant "All-time Money" now it is "Aayega tab milega"."
"President was once the Finance Minister, and knows country's situation better than anyone else, he will take appropriate action."
"Our party will move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha."
While Mamata Banerjee lead the march till Rashtrapati Bahavan to request President Pranab Mukherjee to ask government to roll back demonetisation. It is interesting to note that President had welcomed the decision of the government to scrape old currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.
#PresidentMukherjee wel-comed bold step of Government of India which will help unearth unaccounted money & coun-terfeit currency— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 8, 2016
#PresidentMukherjee called upon people not to panic and follow Govt guidelines for exchange of Rs 1000/500 notes— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 8, 2016
#PresidentMukherjee re-minded people that all currency notes below RS 500 will continue as legal tender— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 8, 2016
#PresidentMukherjee called upon all to avail of opportunity provided by Govt to exchange currency notes of Rs 500/1000 for new legal tender— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) November 8, 2016