Fri, Jul 28, 2017 | updated 10:33 PM IST

Mamata escalates attack on Modi Govt., says India witnessing "bankruptcy"

Updated: Nov 17, 2016 17:09 IST      
Mamata escalates attack on Modi Govt., says India witnessing "bankruptcy"

New Delhi [India], Nov, 17 (ANI): Coming down heavily on the Centre for decreasing the withdrawal limit of cash from Rs. 4,500 to Rs, 2,000, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the country is witnessing bankruptcy and urged the government to restore normalcy in the nation.

"The withdrawal limit has been reduced from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 2,000. It means that the government lacks funds. There is bankruptcy. The country is going in financial crisis. We came here to know how many currency notes were printed and how much cash is available but the Regional Manager told us that they don't have any information," Banerjee told the media here.

Alleging that the demonetisation move is a wrong policy of the government, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief said this decision has made the banking system bankrupt.

"This means our apprehension is correct. The country is going in bankruptcy. This is a wrong policy of the government. This has made the banking system bankrupt. My suggestion to the government is to restore normalcy. The markets are shut and all the development projects are closed," she added.

The West Bengal Chief earlier today issued an ultimatum to the BJP-led NDA Government to rollback the decision in three days or face intensified protest.

"If this decision (demonetisation) is not taken back in three days, we will intensify our protest. Today they announced that only Rs. 2,000 can be exchanged and not Rs. 4,000. What's going in their minds?" wondered Banerjee.

"Who would protect the Constitution? So, I approached President Pranab Mukherjee. If vegetable markets are shut, what will people eat--diamond or ATM card?" Mamata said, adding that the entire nation is suffering because of this baseless decision.

The TMC supremo, who was addressing a rally of traders, farmers and labourers at the Azadpur Mandi here, compared the present state of affairs with Emergency and alleged that demonetisation would take India backward by 100 years.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today witnessed a riled opposition yet again locking horns with the government over the move to scrap Rs. 500 and 1,000 currency notes that has triggered chaos and confusion across the nation.

Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned till tomorrow following uproar over the demonetisation move. (ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar asserting that the state government was compelled to ask the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to temporarily re-design the signages and name boards in Namma Metro stations, without using the Hindi language, in the backdrop of the row over its use.

Full Story >>

Rahul accuses BJP of lying to people for their own benefit

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:17 IST     

Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 28 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, saying that the saffron party has time and again lied to the people of Chhattisgarh and used them for their benefits just to come to power.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 28 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday teared into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the recent political drama that unfolded in the state leading to Nitish taking the oath sixth time in 12 years.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court stayed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India's (FSSAI) notification, which said that no stage of manufactured Silver Leaf (chandi-ka-warq), use of animal or animal origin would be permissible, on Friday.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 28 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat exhorted army personnel to remain prepared to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy.

Full Story >>

Kerala [India], July 28 (ANI): The Kerala High Court has rejected the bail plea of actor Dileep's manager Sunil Raj aka Appunni in connection with the Malyalam actress molestation and abduction case.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Police to file a status report on the threats and offensive messages being received by Delhi MLA Pankaj Pushkar.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office after declaring him guilty of acquiring illegall offshore assets and lying to the nation, will weaken civilian rule in the nation, feel experts and observers here.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): After the Pakistani Supreme court on Friday disqualified Nawaz Sharif from the post of the country's Prime Minister, the Congress on Friday said that the country's political structure is unstable and it's difficult to comment upon the future.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Indian Army team is all set to participate in the Tank Biathlon competition, which is scheduled to be held from July 29 to August 12.

Full Story >>

Workshop held to encourage Manipuri art forms

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:10 IST     

Imphal (Manipur), July 28 (ANI): School children from many government schools belonging to different communities of Manipur participated in a workshop to learn many forms of music.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Independent Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday again sought support to introduce a resolution in the Parliament to declare Pakistan a terror state, and said it was time this is acted upon.

Full Story >>

Congress calls JD(U)-BJP govt. formation 'unfortunate'

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 19:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Congress on Friday called the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U))-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government formation in Bihar 'unfortunate,' adding the Opposition is fighting to keep the nation together.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Days after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested seven separatists from the Valley in connection with a terror-funding case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the arrests were just an administrative measure and will not solve the real problem.

Full Story >>

Mamata extends Kanyashree programme to higher education

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 18:53 IST     

West Bengal [India], July 28 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday introduced new initiatives in collaboration with the Kanyashree Prakalpa, which will further help in improving the condition of girls in the state.

Full Story >>

Umngot River: A tourist hotspot in Meghalaya

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 18:49 IST     

Shillong (Meghalaya), July 28 (ANI): Umngot River in the remote town of Dawki has been a major crowd puller with its lush greenery and crystal clear blue water.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 28 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Friday visited the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Hall and made a thorough assessment of the scene where the explosive substance Penta-Erythritol Tetra Nitrate (PETN) was found.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] July 28 (ANI): With Gujarat Congress MLAs quitting and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the grand old party on Friday accused the saffron party in the state of horse-trading ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8.

Full Story >>

A shadow of Jerusalem in Aizawl

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 17:45 IST     

Aizawl (Mizoram),[India] July 28 (ANI): The Solomon's temple in the Chawlhmun area of Aizawl is the largest church in the state of Mizoram. The architecturally rich church attracts visitors from all across the globe due to its immense significance.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Malliwal has written a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, urging her help to bring back 45 Indian women allegedly trapped in Oman.

Full Story >>