Centre cheated nation with demonetisation scam: Mamata

On the second anniversary of demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cheating the nation with the note-ban “scam”.

Calling it a dark day, Banerjee tweeted: “The government cheated our nation with this big #Demonetisation scam. It ruined the economy and the lives of millions. People will punish those who did this.”

The Centre had on the day in 2016, at 8 p.m. announced a ban on the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in a sudden move that took everyone by surprise, restricting availability of money for the next two days and taking months to return to normal.

“#DarkDay today is the second anniversary of #DeMonetisation disaster. From the moment it was announced I said so. Renowned economists, common people and all experts now all agree,” Banerjee added.