KOLKATA: Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at state secretariat Nabanna here on Thursday.
During the 40-minute long meeting, Mamata Banerjee claimed to have spoken about the problems faced by the common people due to the demonetisation move.
Speaking to media men after the meeting, a visibly happy Mamata Banerjee said:“I could speak about a host of issues faced by people from all over the country, ranging from insufficient supply of notes in the states to the discrimination in terms of allocation of new currency to the states.”
On the other hand, Trinamool Congress workers and ministers protested against Urjit Patel in front of the RBI headquarters here on Thursday.
Urjit Patel came to regulating body’s headquarters and entered through the back door, which has led to political mockery by the Trinamool Congress leaders.
Neither much media men nor many protesters were present at the RBI Headquarters, which is why questions arose as to what exactly Urjit intended to avoid.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers also protested in a separate rally in central Kolkata against demonetisation with the apt time of Urjit Patel’s visit.
However, both Trinamool Congress and CPM leaders said they do not want to forget that Urjit Patel is a constitutional authority who is above any political party and they had to accordingly maintain the decorum during the protests.