Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 9: Flaying the Centre over demonetisation, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trimool Congress on Monday launched a three-day countrywide protest demanding removal of Prime Minister rendra Modi to “save the country”. Terming as “flop show” Modi’s November 8 decision of spiking Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, Trimool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee said the party will hold demonstrations in Odisha, Punjab, Bihar, Manipur, Tripura, Assam and Jharkhand, besides West Bengal and the tiol capital.
“Trimool Congress is organising tionwide protest against Modi Babu’s shameless flop-show,” Banerjee said in Kolkata. Banerjee, who has been demanding a rollback of demonetisation, also called for removal of restrictions on the withdrawal of cash from banks and ATMs.
Holding placards with slogan “Modi Hatao Desh Bachao” (remove Modi, save the country), some 35 Trimool MPs demonstrated in the tiol capital calling for setting up of a “tiol Government” at the Centre. “Even after two months of the draconian decision, countless people across the country continue to suffer, while over a 100 people have lost their lives. “Modi’s removal is a must to save the country. A tiol Government should be formed at the Centre,” Trimool MP Sultan Ahmed said. Banerjee on January 6 called for President Prab Mukherjee’s intervention to “save the country” and mooted a tiol Government headed by BJP veteran L.K. Advani or Union Fince Minister Arun Jaitley or Union Home Minister Rajth Singh. (IANS)