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

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:05 IST

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)