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  Metros   Kolkata  14 Dec 2016  Note ban a visionless policy: CM Mamata Banerjee

Note ban a visionless policy: CM Mamata Banerjee

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 14, 2016, 6:05 am IST
Updated : Dec 14, 2016, 6:31 am IST

She also expressed her concern and apprehension with retrenchment process going on in big industries.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)
 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Continuing her attack against the demonetisation decision of the Narendra Modi government  chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday described this  as a “visionless policy” which has come as a major setback for the employees in various sectors.

Ms Banerjee stated that  it has affected about 5 crores workers in the country and  termed it as a major setback for the employees since independence.

“Crores of people have become victims of visionless policy.It’s a major catastrophe.The draconian decision of demonetization by the Central Government has drastically affected about 5 Crore workers in the country.It is indeed a major setback for the employees since independence.” Ms Banerjee posted on her twitter  page through  a link on  her Facebook page.

The chief minister further posted that according to reports, around 1.25 Crore workers in the country in unorganized sector, e-commerce, leather, jute, textiles, glass, beedi, gems and jewellery sectors and daily wage earners under government schemes like MNREGA have either lost jobs or have been seriously affected due to cash crunch. She also expressed her concern and apprehension with retrenchment process going on in big industries. which will render huge number of workers jobless.”In big industries, retrenchment process is going on which has made or will make huge number of workers jobless,” she posted.

Ms Banerjee, who has been vocal against Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his announcement of demonetisation saying that the common people have been the worst sufferers, wrote on social networking website, “I can feel with deep sorrow the extensive sufferings and ordeal that these people are going through now.”

Tags: demonetisation, mamata banerjee, mnrega
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]