Kolkata: TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not against demonetisation per se, but the way it is being implemented, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said today.
“I praise Mamata Banerjee because she is very simple and stays in a cottage and wears hawai chappals. I think she is not opposed to the demonetisation move per se. But I feel she is not happy the way it was implemented,” he said at the Infocom seminar here.
Banerjee has been most vocal among opposition parties against demonetisation and held protest meetings in Delhi, Patna and Luckhow.
The Yoga guru-cum-entrepreneur said, “I had planted the seeds of demonetisation. I continued the movement from 2009 to 2014 and asked the government to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as it was the root cause of corruption, black money, terror and militant funding”.
Now with demonetisation, black money generation, corruption and terror funding had stopped totally, he claimed.
“The common people is getting inconvenienced due to cash crisis. But none is complaining against this,” he said.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move, Ramdev sarcastically said former PM Manmohan Singh, who had never spoken a word on any issue, had actually spoken now on the issue.
“This is the effect of demonetisation you see,” he quipped. PTI
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