Oppn's battle against PM Modi's demonetisation move: Mamata reaches Delhi to attend joint meeting, Left and JDU to stay away

26 December 2016, 07:18 PM
Oppositions battle against PM Modi's demonetisation move: Mamata reaches Delhi to attend joint meeting (FilePics)
Oppositions battle against PM Modi's demonetisation move: Mamata reaches Delhi to attend joint meeting (FilePics)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in New Delhi on Monday to attend a meeting of opposition parties in their fight against Modi's govt demonetisation. TMC along with Congress, DMK, RJD and other political parties will also organise a joint press conference on Tuesday, TMC sources said.

Banerjee told reporters at the Kolkata airport, “The Congress has called me for the meeting. Let’s see what happens!”

Mamata Banerjee will attend the media briefing at Constitution Club along with other Opposition leaders including representatives from DMK and RJD among others, sources added. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are expected to attend the meeting.

While the Left parties announced they are staying away, the JD(U) also gave hints that it may follow suit.

A top TMC leader said while reacting to CPI-M’s pull-out, said, “It is the CPI-M’s internal matter. But we feel that it is for them to decide on which side they are.” We want to highlight the hardships caused due to demonetisation across the country, a senior TMC leader claimed. 

TMC chief will be in the capital for three days and expected to meet several leaders from different political hues during her stay.

First Published: Monday, December 26, 2016 06:54 PM
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