Demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee speaks to President, briefed him over woes of common man

Kolkata: On Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to President Pranab Mukherjee over the Centre's demonetisation move and said representatives of political parties will meet him next week over the issue. "The Hon President was kind enough to take my call. I briefed him about how common people are suffering because of demonetisation," Banerjee tweeted on Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi. Reuters

Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi. Reuters

"I thank him for agreeing to meet reps of political parties on 16 and 17 November where we will brief him in detail on the grim situation," she wrote in the microblogging site. Upping the ante against BJP, Banerjee had said on Saturday tha she is not averse to working with arch rival CPI(M) and other opposition parties like Congress, SP, BSP to fight against the "anti-people" Modi government which has imposed an "undeclared emergency".

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of conducting a "surgical strike on the common people" in the name of unearthing black money, she had said the demonetisation move was taken without proper planning causing immense hardship.