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What if situation doesn’t improve after 50 days: Oppositions

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    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at joint press conference

    The Congress and seven opposition parties sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday if he would resign in case the cash chaos over the government’s demonetisation exercise didn’t ease out after his December 30 deadline.

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    was the first to demand Modi’s resignation at a joint press conference of the opposition parties in New Delhi.

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who has been spearheading a campaign against demonetisation,

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    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee during joint press conference

    “The PM had asked people to wait for 50 days on November 8. Only three days are left. Will you resign if things are not stable after 50 days?” the West Bengal chief minister asked.

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    such an “arbitrary financial experiment” was not done even during Mao Zedong’s reign in China.

    She called the recall of 500- and 1,000-rupee notes a “mega scam” and “super emergency”, while Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi alleged that

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    after alleging last week that the Prime Minister had accepted kickbacks from business houses, some during his tenure as chief minister of ...

    “If he doesn’t step down, we will put pressure on him to do so,” said Gandhi, continuing to target Modi over personal corruption,

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    Rahul and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during joint press conference

    “There are documents which suggest Modi has taken money. Why is he not getting these documents probed?”

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    Even Sheila Dikshit has said she wants a probe. If Sheila-ji can demand a probe, why can’t Modi?” he asked, pointing to the former Delhi ...

    He tried to buttress his demand for an investigation, recalling how BJP patriarch LK Advani resigned from the Lok Sabha after his name got embroiled in the 1991 hawala scam of the Jain brothers.

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