Kolkata, Nov 9 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday likened the Centre's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to an "all-India unannounced strike" and appealed to the government to withdraw the "hasty" decision.
She requested the Narendra Modi-led central government to frame a plan of action and act in accordance.
"Please save people from this disaster. Roads are closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions affected. Chaos everywhere. This is like an all-India unannounced strike," the Chief Minister said on Twitter.
The Trinamool Congress supremo said "those who hoard large amounts of black money will be protected".
She reiterated that the poor and middle class are suffering.
"The poorest of the poor and middle class are crying. I once more appeal to the government to withdraw this hasty decision. First do a plan of action and only then do proper implementation. This is a complete disaster," Banerjee added.