Mamata Banerjee terms GST 'Great Selfish Tax', calls for change of Twitter DP into black to protest one year of demonetisation

The West Bengal CM urged people to change their Twitter DPs into black to protest against the sudden invalidation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8 last year.

Published: 06th November 2017 12:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2017 08:34 PM   |  A+A-

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File | PTI)

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KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her social media war against the Centre on Monday by urging people to change their Twitter DPs into black to protest against the sudden invalidation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8 last year.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claimed tirade against black money as a 'disaster', the Banerjee tweeted:

Banerjee was one of the first politicians to tweet against the move, calling it a 'total disaster' just half-an-hour after the Prime Minister's iconic speech on November 8. She has sharpened the pitch of her attacks on the central government since then. 

The Trinamool Congress supremo also claimed that Centre was taking revenge against her criticism of demonetisation by using central investigating agencies to hound her after two of her party's Lok Sabha MPs Tapas Pal and Sudip Bandopadhyay were arrested by the CBI on December 30 last year and January 3 respectively for their alleged involvement in Rose Valley scam. 

The West Bengal chief minister was expected to sharpen her attacks against the Narendra Modi government after it came to light that the Centre was mooting to direct National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of blasts, deaths and arms haul during the 104-day-long Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal since June.

In another tweet on Monday, Mamata Banerjee also fired a salvo against another controversial move of the Narendra Modi government by calling GST (Goods and Services Tax) as 'Great Selfish Tax'.

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