Demonetization: Mamata along with other opposition marches to Rashtrapati Bhavan, seeks reversal


New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, along with leaders of National Conference, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and NDA constituent Shiv Sena, on Wednesday led a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan from Parliament, protesting against the Centre’s move to demonetise Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes. 

Talking to reporters outside Rashtrapati Bhavan after leading a delegation of some opposition party leaders to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Banerjee said her party was for tackling black money and accused the central government of implementing the demonetisation move without proper planning. 

"We will bring an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Thursday (against demonetisation)," she said.

The Trinamool Congress had on Wednesday organised a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest the government's demonetisation decision.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday after condoling the death of sitting MP from Cooch Behar Renuka Sinha. The Rajya Sabha has taken up discussion on demonetisation. 

The Trinamool has demanded reversal of the demonetisation decision, saying it has caused immense hardship to people as they are being forced to stand in long queues outside banks and ATMs.

The government had announced on November 8 that it was demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to tackle the problem of black money.