Kejriwal & Mamata to address a rally at Azadpur market


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee will today address a rally against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes oraganised by the Aam Aadmi Party.

The rally will be held at Azadpur Mandi, the biggest vegetable and fruits wholesale hub in the national capital.

 Azadpur Market
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal looks on at Chief Ministers Conclave on ‘Cooperatve Federalism and Centre-State Relations’ in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo

“Public meeting against demonetisation at 11 AM at Azadpur Mandi tomorrow. People who are facing problems due to demonetisation reach there,” Kejriwal said in a series of tweets.

Kejriwal said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also protesting against the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, will also join him and address farmers, traders and labourers.

“Against demonetisation, Mamata Banerjee will also address Azadpur Mandi’s public meeting with me. All reach there,” the Delhi CM said in another tweeted.

Kejriwal’s decision to hold a rally of farmers, traders and labourers comes a day after he urged President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the Centre to withdraw demonetisation move while demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the scrapping of high currency notes.

Earlier in the day, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann joined the march from Parliament to President House led by Banerjee against demonetisation

Kejriwal and the AAP have been maintaining that the scheme is only causing hardship to the poor and has hit farmers and traders, who are forced to deal in cash due to the nature of the market and the economy involved.

The CM, who yesterday moved a resolution against the Centre’s decision, had termed the demonetisation as “fraud” on the nation aimed at benefiting a “particular political party”, a veiled reference to BJP.

(With agency inputs)


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