West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that 68 people have lost their lives owing to the hardship caused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘demonetisation’ move.
“A farmer Shibu Nandi committed suicide in Kalna, Burdwan, Bengal. He alleged because of demonetisation he couldn’t pay wages to labour. Farmer was a tribal. 68 lives lost due to demonetisation. Every life is precious,” Mamata Benerjee said in a tweet.
More sad news. A farmer Shibu Nandi commits suicide in Kalna, Burdwan, Bengal 1/2— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 21, 2016
He alleges because of Demonetisation he couldn't pay wages to labour. Farmer was a tribal 2/2— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 21, 2016
The West Bengal Chief Minister had yesterday said that she will protest against the demonetisation move on the streets of Delhi on Wednesday.
"I am going to Delhi tomorrow. I will be on the road on Wednesday. If we get invitation, we will also join the protest programme of other parties on November 23. I also request everybody to join our programme, as this is a big fight," Banerjee told media persons in Kolkata on Monday.
The Trinamool Congress supremo said she would address a rally in Lucknow on 29 November.
"I will address one or two meetings in Bihar also on 1 and 2 December. I will also go to Punjab to speak on behalf of the common man," she said.
"Till the time people don't get justice, my movement will continue," Mamata added.
She said Trinamool units in West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur and Assam and some parts will organise their own protests.