New Delhi [India], Nov 14 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday clarified its stance on West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee calling up CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and said that she is taking all steps to initiate a movement to stop the nation from heading towards financial anarchy.
Stating that the West Bengal Chief Minister wants all parties to come on board and fight the government, TMC leader Derek O'Brien added that all political parties should support her in order to help the people of the nation.
"Mamata di has reached out to all the political parties. We are happy that the President of India has given the time and this is a joint movement because the people are suffering.
The country is headed towards financial anarchy. So, all the political parties will get together and express to the President of India how bad the situation is? So, it's not about anybody leading these.
We are all going together, we will work together as movement," said Brien. "Please understand don't mention specific political parties. When the people are suffering then all political parties have to rise above their own party flags, get together.
That's why Mamata di spoke to everybody today. The Prime Minister is saying hold on, give me 50 more days. We can't give him 50 more hours," he added. Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat earlier took potshots at Banerjee for calling up Yechury to join hands against the government's demonetisation move and said that this was a desperate move on part of the TMC chief as her government is involved in several scams including the Saradha chit-fund case.
"The TMC is taking all these measures against the demonetisation endeavour because Bengal is neck deep in corruption courtesy scams like the Saradha," Karat told ANI.
The TMC supremo created a buzz earlier on Sunday by calling up Yechury to join hands against the BJP-led NDA regime's demonetisation move.
On November 8, Prime Minister Modi announced demonetisation of currency notes in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.