A group of opposition parties, including the Congress, wondered on Tuesday if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would resign if a nationwide financial chaos following the recall of high-value didn’t normalise after the December 30 deadline set by him.

Addressing a joint press conference of eight Opposition parties in Delhi, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was the first to demand Modi’s resignation.

“The PM had asked people to wait for fifty days on November 8. Only 3 days are left now. Will you resign as the PM if things are not stable after 50 days?” she asked.

Later, replying to a question posed by the media, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “If he does not resign, we will put pressure on him to resign.”

While key Opposition parties like Janata Dal(United), Left and Nationalist Congress Party skipped the meeting, Gandhi and Banerjee announced they would sketch a common minimum agenda to take on Modi over the scrapping of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 banknotes.

Gandhi raked up allegations of personal corruption against Modi. “There are documents which suggest Modi has taken money. Why is he not getting these documents probed? Sheila Dikshit (whose names appears in one of the documents) has said she wants a probe. If Shelia ji can demand probe, why can’t Modi?”

Even as Gandhi accepted that “some parties will have some differences,” he claimed that on demonetisation, they are all united.

“We are together. All Opposition parties believe in democratic principles. I can sit with Mamata ji even though I have slight disagreement with her. We will come up with a common minimum programe or a series of things which we agree on. We see all Opposition parties as assets,” Gandhi said.

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