Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov. 24 (ANI
): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal state power minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee on Thursday said that due to the poor implementation of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost credibility as a national leader.
"This decision of demonetisation is affecting the poorest people. Till today they have not managed the distribution of currency to the ATMs. Before taking such a decision, he could have managed everything. The Prime Minister has lost credibility as a national leader," said Chatterjee.
He said their party is not against demonetisation, but the Centre should have considered the after effects of the move.
On Wednesday, the Congress Party on took out a anti-demonetisation protest march and alleged that the nation is suffering courtesy Prime Minister Modi's declaration of an economic emergency.
Holding placards, scores of Congress workers and supporters gathered here to vent their ire against the government's move and raised slogans such as "Modi mitra kushal, janata behaal" and "Abki baar janata ki mehnat ki kamai par vaar".
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken, who led the protest march towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, told the media that Prime Minister Modi is least bothered about the poor and lower income groups.
Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that Prime Minister Modi is following a feudal landlord system, whereby he is snatching the earnings of the poor.
"After coming to power, this government has paid no heed to the grievances of the people. This government has lost its credibility in the eyes of the general public and if credentials are lost then everything is lost. This government has courtesy this move brought in a feudal landlord system whereby the earnings of the poor are being snatched," said Banerjee during the protest at the Jantar Mantar here.
Mamata staged a sit-in protest at the Jantar Mantar at New Delhi pressing Prime Minister Modi to rollback the policy in view of inconvenience caused to the general public.
For the fifth day of the Winter Session, the Parliament could not transact any substantial business due to uproar over demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes as both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments amid allegations and counter-allegation by the members of opposition and treasury benches. (ANI