Charging the Prime Minister with flouting the constitutional rights of people by bringing in demonetisation, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who on Tuesday took her protest to Uttar Pradesh, dared him to declare his bank account details before seeking information from other BJP leaders.
"Modiji has surpassed (Muhammad bin) Tuglaq and Hitler...he has flouted the constitutional rights of common people," the Trinamool Congress chief said at a rally against demonetisation organised jointly with the ruling Samajwadi Party in Lucknow.
Vowing to fight till demonetisation is rolled back, Banerjee said, "The fight against note ban will continue till this decision is revoked as note culling has shut shops, markets and agricultural operations."
Daring the Prime Minister to first declare his own bank account details and of BJP president Amit Shah, Banerjee said, "Modi has asked BJP MPs and MLAs to give details of their bank accounts, but he needs to start with himself and BJP president Amit Shah.
"Just before demonetisation, large number of properties have been bought in the name of BJP and its president," she alleged referring to media reports claiming that BJP bought several pieces of land, worth crores of rupees, in Bihar weeks ahead of the demonetisation declaration on November 8.
Terming the demonetisation move as a "big scam" and "black emergency", Banerjee exhorted the people to make the campaign against it a 'people's movement' and termed it as a 'freedom struggle' which should not be given up "as there is a danger to country's freedom because of Modi". Coining the slogan "note-bandi wapas lo, nahi to Modiji wapas jao (take back demonetisation, or Modi go back)," she alleged that after depositing the money of BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal in foreign banks and attacking common people, the Prime Minister is now set to snatch the houses and lands of common people in the coming days.
"Hindustan will not be run as per the whims of one individual but its people...he (Modi) is forcing things on people and this had not happened even during the dark days of Emergency," she alleged.