On SP stage in UP, Didi likens PM to Tughlaq

Mamata Banerjee accused Modi of helping “his capitalist friends and business tycoons by thrusting the note ban on the people”.

Published: 30th November 2016 01:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2016 09:04 AM   |  A+A-


Mamata Banerjee at an anti-notes-ban rally in Lucknow on Tuesday | PTI

Express News Service

 LUCKNOW : Addressing a rally here with the ruling SP, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq and accused him of helping “his capitalist friends and business tycoons by thrusting the note ban on the people”.

She exhorted the people of poll-bound states to give a befitting reply to Modi’s note bandi (notes ban) with a vote bandi (votes ban). Launching a broadside on Modi, the TMC chief said, “He has not been able to bring back the black money stashed abroad but has snatched away peoples’ money slyly by demonetising high-value notes.”

She also asked Modi to make the details of his bank accounts public before seeking such details from BJP MPs and MLAs. She also accused senior BJP leaders of making huge property purchases just ahead of demonetisation.

“Had I been in the prime minister’s place, I would’ve rolled back the decision and apologised to the people for this whimsical move which is making them suffer day in and day out,” she said.

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