Mamata Banerjee takes FDI fight to Jantar Mantar
After withdrawing from Congress-led UPA coalition government, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief & West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Jantar Mantar to launch the first ever protest against the union government's new reforms.
Mamata parted her ways with the UPA after the government at the centre hiked the price of the diesel, placed a cap on the usage of subsidized cooking gas (LPG), and opened multi-brand retail sector to foreign investors.
TMC said they planned the rally to give voice to common man. Ahead of the rally, TMC said, "The Jantar Mantar protest is against the UP government's recent economic reforms and aimed at giving voice to the `aam admi'."
KD Singh, senior TMC leader, said that those how were happy to see Sensex going up were concerned only about money, while didi (Mamta Banerjee) was concerned about the common man.
Reported suggest that nearly one thousand Trinamool supporters from the state of Haryana, two thousand supporters from the state of Uttar Pradesh, and TMC's student leaders and supporters from the state of West Bengal, along with several MLAs from Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh were also expected to join the rally.
Ms Banerjee also said that she would invite Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for her rally against foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lucknow. She also warned that she would bring a no-confidence motion if SP supports her.