50 days of Demonetisation: Rahul says own up chaos, Mamata demands PM’s resignation, BJP hits back

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Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee addressing a joint press conference
Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee addressing a joint press conference

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was attacked by several opposition leaders on Tuesday, including Mamata Banerjee who asked for his resignation for not fulfilling 50-day promise to the nation.

While Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi held PM Modi responsible for all the chaos outside banks and ATMs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked PM Modi to resign for not fulfilling his 50-day promise.

Mamata Banerjee framed decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes as "illegal and unconstitutional" and claimed that Indian economy has been pushed 20 years back in these 50 days.

Modi will have to resign if the chaos continues beyond December 30, she said.

"Modi ji, you asked for 50 days; people were losing their livelihood, dying due to starvation but yet they gave you that time. Now 47 days are over and only three days are left," the Chief Minister said.

Both the leaders – Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee – addressed a joint press conference to attack PM Modi. Rashtriya Janata Dal, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Janata Dal-Secular, Indian Union Muslim League and All India United Democratic Front were the other oppositions present at the press conference.

(Video embedded from IANS YouTube channel)

Bharatiya Janata Party slammed both the leaders for issuing such statements against the Prime Minister of India. Attacking Rahul, Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said Congress has been the biggest patron of corruption and corrupt.

He further added that the Congress leader is an incompetent leader and lacks maturity. "Rahul Gandhi is lacking in maturity and gravitas," he said.