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Demonetisation has taken India 100 years back: Mamata Banerjee

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India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Published on:17 Nov 2016, 15:08:05]

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly addressed a rally against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes oraganised by the Aam Aadmi Party.

"What do you think, everyone is thief, and you are saint?," Mamata asked while addressing a rally of traders, farmers and labourers at Azadpur Mandi. Mamata also added that demonetisation will be a huge setback for India. Mamata added, "such a crisis was not even seen during emergency.This decision may take India 100 years back." 

She further warned that if this decision is not taken back in 3 days, her party will intensify agitation.

However, scores of people protested near the dais of the AAP supremo’s rally against demonetisation at Azadpur Mandi in the national capital began raising slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

The protesters waved black flags and demanded that Kejriwal be sent back without addressing the rally.

Police said that they have detained people who were raising slogans and the situation was fully under control. 

Kejriwal had earlier faced similar protest in Laxminagar locality when he went to address a gathering on the currency ban issue. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee had announced yesterday that they will address a rally against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes oraganised by the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday.

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