Published On : Wed, Nov 8th, 2017

Demonetisation anniv: Mamata Banerjee protests with black Twitter pic

Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata: On the first anniversary of the launch of Narendra Modi’s demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee marked the day as a ‘Black Day’, saying demonetisation was a big scam. She turned her Twitter profile picture black and announced, “I have turned my Twitter DP black #DeMoDisaster. Let us raise our voices #Nov8BlackDay.”

She also retweeted yesterday’s post on demonetisation on Facebook saying, “The ill-famed #Noteban 8 November is approaching. Demonetisation is a big scam. I repeat, demonetisation is a big scam. If thorough investigation is conducted, this will be proved.

“Demonetisation was not to combat black money. It was only to convert black money into white money for vested interests of political party in power.

“Black money became white fund for them and the country was plunged into darkness.

“No black money could yet be brought out from the foreign accounts. In all practical sense, it yielded big, big zero.”

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will participate in a candle-light vigil in Gujarat to protest against the ‘Black Day’, while the government is celebrating the first anniversary of the notes ban as “anti-black money day”.