Lucknow: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi post the demonetisation move taken by his government, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said, “In the name of demonetisation, the common people are being made to suffer.”
Targeting PM Modi, who had earlier in the day addressed a public rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, the BSP supremo said, “People were brought from Bihar for PM’s Ghazipur rally, hardly there were 20-25,000 people.”
“Bihar se log laye gaye Modi ji ki Ghazipur rally ke liye, mushkil se 20-25,000 log ikhatte kar paye,” said Mayawati.
Further scathing her attack at Prime Minister, Mayawati said, “Modi ji makes claims of fighting against corruption, but today BJP got its volunteers in trains without tickets for Ghazipur rally.”
Hitting back at BSP chief, the BJP said that Mayawati has turned BSP into a shop — give money, take ticket.
Post Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government’s move to demonetise two big value currency notes, opposition has been contineously lashing out at government and questioned the intent behind the move.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a conversation with NewsX said that demonetisation will not bring back black money into the banking system.
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.