Sat, May 27, 2017 | updated 03:36 PM IST

17 announcements since demonetisation shows Centre's 'perfect planning': TMC

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:05 IST      
17 announcements since demonetisation shows Centre's 'perfect planning': TMC

New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): Asserting that the Centre has made a string of announcements and statements since it unleashed the radical scheme of demonetisation, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday emphasised that this was exactly the opposite of the government's assertion of 'perfect planning'.

"It has been 15 days now and the Finance Minister has assured that this was 100% perfect planning. If the planning was that perfect, then why has the Centre made 17 different announcements which are all to do with tinkering," TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien said.

Calling on all factions within the society to speak up against demonetisation, he further said that this was not just about politicians fighting for the poor people but a much larger issue as the national economy at the moment was a complete mess.

"Everyone needs to speak up including civil society and student. We as politicians are doing everything we can, but the corporate India needs to speak up because the economy is in a complete mess and this is a financial emergency," O'Brien said.

Alleging that the Indian economy has already lost Rs. 3, 50,000 crore of GDP, he further said that demonetisation will affect each and every citizen within the nation.

Meanwhile, the Opposition is set to go all out against the Centre in its battle against demonetisation by taking their case to President Pranab Mukherjee.

The decision was made today in the meeting called by all Opposition parties and a time and date for the meeting with the President was sought.

This new assault plan comes after the Opposition announced that it will protest on Wednesday outside the Parliament in front of the Gandhi statue.

"Opposition parties jointly decided that around 200 MPs will hold dharna in front of Gandhi statue on Wednesday," O'Brien said.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired the crucial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary meeting, where a resolution was passed in favour of demonetisation.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister Modi was lauded for the scheme and he asserted that his government had come in power for the service of the poor.

The opposition has been clamouring for the Prime Minister's presence in the Parliament, saying that he has a moral obligation to answer the common man whose life has been thrown in turmoil because of demonetisation. (ANI)

Uttarakhand: Lightning kills three in Uttarkashi

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:20 IST     

Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), May 27 (ANI): At least three people were killed and nine injured after being hit by lighting in Uttarkashi.

Full Story >>

Rahul reaches Saharanpur, discusses situation with locals

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:14 IST     

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (ANI): Despite being denied permission to visit Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached the riot-hit area and interacted with locals.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): India and Mauritius on Saturday agreed to cooperate in stepping up vigil against conventional and non-conventional threats in the Indian Ocean.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kapil Mishra on Saturday made yet another attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of Rs. 300 crore worth scam in the health care department of the state.

Full Story >>

GST Bill passed in Himachal Pradesh Assembly

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:03 IST     

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), May 27 (ANI): The 'revolutionary' Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed by the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly on Saturday, further paving the way for its roll out on July 1.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday, congratulated the research team for conducting the successful test firing of torpedo missile from first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27, (ANI): Welcoming the Centre's decision to ban the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from animal markets, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said the step is laudable and has been taken 'in the interest of farmers.'

Full Story >>

Yogi eyes making Ganga pollution free before Ardh Kumbh

Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 27 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government has set a goal to keep the River Ganga or Ganges in Varanasi free from pollutants before the commencement of the 2019 Ardh Kumbh, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Rahul Gandhi heads for Saharanpur despite no permission

Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Despite being denied permission by the authorities, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday set out to visit riot-hit Saharanpur.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Deepak Kathpalia and Praveen Shankar Sharma, who are the accused in the Uphaar tragedy case, tendered their apologies today before the complainant in a Delhi Court.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): With the Opposition threatening to launch a mass political agitation against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government if a consensus on the Presidential candidate is not reached, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today brushed away the threat, while asserting the Centre stands united now more than ever.

Full Story >>

Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Police has confirmed that two terrorists including Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Sabzar Bhatt, who succeeded Burhan Wani, were killed in an encounter in Saimu Tral sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir snapped the mobile internet( 2G, 3G and 4G) services in Kashmir fearing law and order problems, especially after the killing of top Hijbul Mujahedeen commander Sabzar Bhat in Tral encounter on Saturday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's visit to riot-hit Saharanpur, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday described him as a 'photo opportunist'.

Full Story >>

Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] May 27 (ANI): In a bizarre move, the District Administration in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar asked the residents to have a bath before attending a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath so they 'smell good'.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir may snap the mobile internet( 2G, 3G and 4G) services in Kashmir fearing law and order problems, especially now after the killing of top Hijbul Mujahedeen commander Sabzar Bhat in Tral encounter on Saturday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): The Delhi Court has asked all the accused in the Uphaar tragedy case, to appear before the court for next hearing on August 16 and 18 in the alleged tampering with the evidence related to the case.

Full Story >>

Baripada (Odisha)[India] May 27 (ANI): In yet another development highlighting the patriarchal mindset of the society, a newborn baby girl was rescued by District Child Protection Unit after she was found abandoned in Krushnachandrapur forest here.

Full Story >>

Tral encounter: Two terrorists neutralised, ops underway

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): Two terrorists have been gunned down, as security forces have launched a major operation to smoke out the remaining terrorist from his hideout in Saimu Tral sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Story >>

Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Bhat killed

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 27 (ANI): The self-styled successor of dead Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Tral region of Jammu

Full Story >>