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Rajnath, Advani or Jaitley should head government: Mamata Banerjee demands PM Modi step down

Continuing her tirade against PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee claimed that he had to step down. She was quoted saying by ANI: “In current situation a national Govt should be formed with another BJP person at helm. He (PM Modi) has to go. To save country, let a national Govt be formed: Advaniji, Rajnathji or Jaitleyji can head it. Current situation unacceptable.”

Continuing her outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetizationof Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stood firm in her resolve and said that she will continue to speak against the decision even if her neck was on the line.

“A loss of Rs. 5.500 crore was reported after demonetization and around six lakh farmers including tea and jute labourers lost their work. There is no cash in many districts, whether people will get food or not, is still in question. This decision by the Central Government will result in a huge crisis in all states,” she said.

Mamata also appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to ‘save’ the nation by ‘setting up’ another government as the ruling dispensation is incapable of running the Centre.

“Hallabazi is going on by this government. I appeal to the President to save us as no government can bulldoze on people like this. I want a new government to be set up to save the country from this situation for two and half years,” she said. “I will still say this. I am not afraid of the Prime Minister even if he cuts my neck,” she added.

Banerjee will protest against the demonetization move outside the office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Kolkata on January 9th and then in the national capital on January 10th and 11th. She said that she would launch a 72- hour protest in 10 states, including Delhi, across the country.

Mamata exposed like never before: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Trinamool Congress (TMC) tussle over demonetization seems to be turning more offensive with both the parties leaving no opportunity to target each other, as the BJP on Friday alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of protecting the corrupt, adding that she has been exposed like never before.

‘Mamata Banerjee ji has been exposed as never before. Today, she has become the perpetrator and in fact the protector of the ones who are corrupt. The Rose Valley Chit-fund scam looted approximately 18 lakh families. The Congress leaders from West Bengal and the Left leaders went to the Supreme Court with the petition,’ BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI.

On the other hand, the TMC has branded the entire development as a political vendetta launched against them under the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

‘Why doesn’t the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) take action against Babul Supriyo and Sujan Chakraborty, who are also involved in the Rose Valley affair’It’s a fully political ploy by the ruling party at the Centre and particularly under instructions of the Prime Minister so that the anti-demonetizationprotest dies down,’ TMC leader Saugata Roy told ANI.

The leader further reiterated his party’s demand to investigate the involvement of Union Minister of State and BJP MP Babul Supriyo in the Rose Valley chit-fund scam.

‘We have alleged that Babul Supriyo was also involved in the Rose Valley scam and the matter should be investigated,’ he said.

Patra, however, rubbished the allegation of political vendetta saying that the CBI is working under the directive of the Supreme Court.

‘The Supreme Court, in fact said that the CBI should look into this case (Rose Valley Chit-fund scam) and should see to it that the people responsible should be brought to the books. Should not the Supreme Court be respected’ If the CBI is working as per the instructions of the Supreme Court, why is Mamata Banerjee so pained’’ he said.

Following the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in the Rose Valley chit-fund scam West Bengal is seeing cases of violence where in BJP offices and their leader’s houses have been attacked allegedly by TMC workers.

BJP leader Krishna Bhattacharya’s house earlier on Tuesday was allegedly attacked by TMC workers. BJP headquarters in downtown Kolkata was also vandalized by TMC workers.

Supriyo yesterday alleged that TMC ‘goons’ tried to break into the apartment in Kolkata where his parents stay.

On Thursday, TMC took its protest to another level by protesting in front of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and raised slogans of ‘Modi hatao desh bachao’