New Delhi, Jan 10: On the second day of the nationwide protest demanding ouster of the Prime Minister over demonetisation and ‘vendetta politics’, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held Narendra Modi responsible for over 120 deaths in the country due to the “draconian” note ban decision.
Staging demonstrations in the national capital, Trinamool MPs blamed Modi for destroying the economy and asserted that their fight will continue until he is removed from office.
Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a tweet posted details of 122 people who, she claimed, had died due to the cash crunch following the November 8 demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.
“Modi, you are arrogant. You are responsible for 120+ (122) deaths,” she said posting statewise details of the “victims” including the reason for their deaths. As per the list, Uttar Pradesh with 32 has the highest number of deaths followed by Bengal with 13 and Maharashtra with 11.
Banerjee claimed that in Modi’s home state Gujarat, five people have died due to demonetisation. While three of them died in bank queues, a woman committed suicide after failing to buy food for her family and a bank cashier ended his life owing to stress. (IANS)