Mamata meets Akhilesh in Lucknow before anti-demonetisation protest

Photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Left) along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (Right).

Lucknow: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today evening landed at the Lucknow International airport to hold a demonstration against currency demonetization in the state capital tomorrow.

Mamata, after landing at Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport met Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav who came to receive West Bengal Chief Minister.

There were reports that both the leaders from their parties were likely to join stage against Central government decision of currency demonetization.

Earlier, before leaving for Lucknow, the Trinamool Congress supremo said she would address a rally in Lucknow on 29 November.

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“I will address one or two meetings in Bihar also on 1 and 2 December. I will also go to Punjab to speak on behalf of the common man,” she said.

“Till the time people don’t get justice, my movement will continue,” Banerjee said.

She said Trinamool units in West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur and Assam and some parts will organise their own protests.

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Banerjee has been at the forefront of the protests against the Narendra Modi government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

On last Wednesday she called on President Pranab Mukherjee, along with leaders of three other parties-Aam Admi Party, Shiv Sena and the National Conference- seeking his intervention in the issue.

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