New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who strongly went against Bharatiya Janata Party led government’s decision to demonetise two big value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, on Sunday hit out at the government and said, “There is still time, take back this decision before the law and order situation further deteriorates.”
 
Hitting out at the Prime Minister, Kejriwal said, “PM Modi came from Japan and sought co-operation for more 50 days to deal with issue; will the common man continue to suffer till then. I have received a lot of calls; there is a sense of panic among people after PM Modi’s speech in Goa.”
 
Kejriwal continued and said, “Also, I felt sad hearing the kind of language PM Modi used against people who stood in queues; he has mocked the people and must apologise. We demand that the government must take this issue seriously and must come with a solution to deal with the law and order situation.”
 
“If PM Modi is really serious about the issue, then he must take strict action against his corporate friends. There is still time, take back this decision before the law and order situation further deteriorates,” Kejriwal concluded. 
 
Prime Minister in his address to the nation on Tuesday had announced that in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money, the government will demonitise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and they will be replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,0000 notes which will be available in the ATMs from November 11. 
 
 
However, PM also said that there was no need to panic as people will be able to deposit or exchange banned notes through Banks, Post Offices between Novermber 10 and December 30.
 
Prime Minister on Saturday also said that he was aware of the hardship people were facing in India because of the demonetisation move, but emphasized that it was necessary in the larger interests of the nation. 

 

First Published | 13 November 2016 5:37 PM
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