Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Thursday addressed a rally against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes organised by the Aam Aadmi Party.
The rally was held at Azadpur Mandi, the biggest vegetable and fruits wholesale hub in the national capital.
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2:10 pm: Withdraw the scheme in 3 days or else there will be rebellion: Arvind Kejriwal
2:00 pm: While people are lined up outside banks, but Narendra Modi government allowed Vijay Mallya to run away from country: Arvind Kejriwal
1:55 pm: Demonetisation is independent India’s biggest scam worth 8 lakh crore: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Country’s industrialists owe 8 lakh crore loan to banks, Centre has already written off loan worth 1.14 lakh crore: Arvind Kejriwal
Centre estimating total deposit from people will be around 10 lakh crore rupees. Modi will waive 8 lakh crore loan of friends: Arvind Kejriwal
1:50 pm: Demonetisation has hit supply of essential items. People are not being able to feed themselves: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
1:45 pm: We are fighters, not afraid of any politician. This is public movement. I am with Arvind Kejriwal in this fight.: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
1:40 pm: Mamata Benerjee gives government 3 day ultimatum, fix things or withdraw the demonetisation scheme.
1:35 pm: Today they announced that only Rs 2000 can be exchanged and not Rs 4000. What’s going in their head?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
1:30 pm: If people suffering, who would protect Constitution? So I approached President Pranab Mukherjee: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
If vegetable mandi shut, what will people eat--diamond or ATM card?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
12:50 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal arrives at venue, Mamata Banerjee to join him soon.
12:25 pm: Delhi tourism minister Kapil Mishra compares PM Modi to Mughal emperor Mohd Shah Rangeela for taking ‘whimsical’ decisions.
12:05 pm: Narendra Modi supporters enter Kejriwal rally venue; show black flag. Speakers request Delhi Police to scout them out.
11:40 am: As crowd awaits the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee, AAP MLAs address rally; slam PM Modi over scrapping of notes.
11: 30 am: Pro-Modi slogans shouted down as loudpeakers start blaring; AAP MLAs take stage, start addressing supporters agnst demonetisation.
11:15 am: Kejriwal rally at Azadpur becoming a turf battle as Narendra Modi supporters chant pro-Modi slogans metres away from stage.