Kolkata, December 12
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today lashed out at the Centre regarding recent incidents of hacking of accounts of journalists.
“Seeing reports about hacking journalists accounts & bank details. This is not about public interest. It’s about violating privacy…,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.
TMC supremo said, “The It is an attempt at intimidating and silencing voices. Govt says Go Digital and promises us it is safe.”
“If it’s so safe how are journalists bank A/c details being made public for millions by hackers. Digital India stands exposed,Modi babu,” she tweeted. The chief minister yesterday lambasted at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said “the most corrupt people are talking about removing corruption.”
“Demonetisation done only to help Modi babu and his close associates,”Ms Banerjee tweeted. She said, “Demonetisation has meant complete demolition of the Indian economy.”
“The arrogant and destructive attitude of this govt is trying to destroy the world’s largest democracy.” TMC supremo said in retaliation for the Prime Minister’s charge that opposition parties were not treading the path of honesty and disruption of Parliament due to protests against demonetisation. Earlier, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Parliamentary Party Leader in Rajya Sabha and Chief National Spokesperson Derek O’Brien said in a statement, “BJP spews dangerous personal threats to Bengal CM.”
“The BJP cannot fight Mamata Banerjee on policy, good governance and her principled stand on DeMonetisation on behalf of millions who are affected. BJP are desperate to silence the voice of the Opposition. So how low do they stoop?’ Mr O’Brien questioned. “The Bengal BJP president spews deeply dangerous, threatening, abusive and completely false personal statements against her. A new low in politics,” the statement added. It may be mentioned that the TMC supremo has always been raising questions on the failure of the Modi government to bring back black money from abroad as he had assured the people of the country during his election campaign.
While speaking on the same issue she had raised allegations that demonetisation is a “big scam” as crore of rupees were deposited in BJP’s bank account and huge tracts of land were purchased by the party a few
Ms Banerjee had even demanded sit probe into the scam by a retired Supreme Court judge. Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress workers and supporters will hold protest rallies in each and every block in the state for three consecutive days from December 14.
TMC workers and supporters will hold protest rallies in each and every block in the state for three consecutive days from December 14, demanding the withdrawal of the Centre’s decision to demonetise high value of notes. Secretary General of the party and state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “Trinamool Congress workers and supporters will hit the street on December 14, 15 and 16 protesting against the demonetisation of notes that led to nothing apart from harassment of common people. People will hit the streets to demand withdrawal of the Centre’s hasty and arbitrary decision of demonetising Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.”
Mr Chatterjee urged people to join the rally to build up protest against the loss of crores of rupees due to announcement of demonetisation without any proper planning. There will be protest marches in the nooks and corners of the state. Chief Minister held rallies against demonetisation in Delhi and other places including Lucknow and Patna in the last week of November. She also led a rally from College Square to Esplanade on the same issue. Now, the party has given call to build up protest in the
Mr Chatterjee said the people from different parts of the state had been complaining about the daily ordeal which they are passing through due to demonetisation of notes. Condition of farmers is also poor as it was announced at a time when they need good amount of cash in their hands to buy seeds and fertilizers. The party workers started preparing for the rallies soon after the announcement made by Mr Chatterjee. There will be a major rally on the same issue in the city as well. Senior leaders of the party will head the rally in the city. Besides holding rallies, there will also be street corner meetings all across the state.
It may be recalled that Trinamool Congress had put up posters all across the city protesting against demonetisation of notes by the Centre a few days after it was announced. Now, all the posters would be put up across the state.
Kolkata, December 12