Protests Against Modi: Trinamool MPs to Meet the President

Trinamool MPs protesting outside PM Office in Delhi on January 5, 2017
Trinamool MPs protesting outside PM Office in Delhi on January 5, 2017

A major political party in India Trinamool Congress said Wednesday that today is the third day of its nationwide protests against demonetization and political vendetta by the central government headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.

A delegation of Trinamool MPs will meet the President of India Pranab Mukherjee today at 2 PM in Delhi to inform him about their demands, which include removal of Modi.

PM Modi had demonetized currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 on November 8 with the belief that his decision will help check corruption in the country.

But his decision has caused a total chaos in India. Nobel laureate and world’s top economist Professor Amartya Sen says Modi’s demonetization decision has showed authoritarian nature of the Indian government.

Similarly, former Prime Minister of India and leading economist Dr. Manmohan Singh said in India’s Parliament that Modi’s demonetization scheme is a case of organized loot and legalized plunder.

He reminded Modi of the unfortunate deaths that have already taken place in India because Modi government is not allowing people to withdraw their own money from banks.

Trinamool leader and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been protesting against the government policy which has led to immense suffering of the people.

She has been actively raising her voice against the Narendra Modi government and has also addressed rallies in Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, and Kolkata.

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Trinamool MPs had been sitting on dharna for the past two days in Delhi. Similar dharnas were held in front of RBI office and CGO Complex in Kolkata. Dharnas were also held in Punjab, Manipur, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha.

Mamata Banerjee has given the slogan “Modi Hatao Desh Bachao (dethrone Modi, save the country) and demanded that a ‘National Government’ be formed to save the country from him.

Photo courtesy: All India Trinamool Congress

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