Demonetisation has created a fear never felt in Independent India: Uddhav Thackeray

He also demanded that the government should provide jobs to those youth who lost their jobs due to demonetisation.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 5, 2017 2:55 am
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In a scathing attack on the BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray claimed Tuesday demonetisation had spread a fear similar to what was prevalent when the British were ruling India. He also sought postponement of the upcoming Union Budget until the Assembly elections to five states are completed. “It is with keeping an eye on the elections that the budget has been kept in February. I would request the President to stop this farce. Do not present the budget till the elections are over,” Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said while addressing party workers in Mumbai.

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Stating that demonetisation had created a sense of fear that was witnessed in Independent India, he said, “People are alive and that is why these are ‘acche din’. Wool is being pulled over your eyes when they claim that people are supporting demonetisation.”

He also castigated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the sops he announced during his December 31 speech and said all the sops had been already existing.

“If we call a daylong strike, we are imposed a fine. For all the losses that have been caused in the past few days, who will compensate,” asked Thackeray.

He also demanded that the government should provide jobs to those youth who lost their jobs due to demonetisation.

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  1. W
    Jan 5, 2017 at 12:39 am
    Demonetization has shown the true face of;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He does not care about the common man and does not have good judgement to course correct based on;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This demonetization, like past demonetizations is an utter failure!
    1. M
      Mamun Raheel
      Jan 5, 2017 at 8:38 am
      ROFL !!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;HA HA HA HA......WAKE UP BUDDY !!
      1. R
        Jan 5, 2017 at 5:03 am
        1. Fear is not a bad element. If we do not fear, then we will not be cautious and we will have more failures. The fear of darkness, makes us carry a Torch, and that helps us safely reach our destination. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;2. Indeed demonetization has created fear... Yes for everyone... Both who swindled and amazed the countries wealth for private gains and for other normal citizens... But the outcome for each is different... for the former, they will no loner ume that everything is safe... and for the later they will now use digital means...
        1. G
          Jan 5, 2017 at 12:52 am
          He has great judgement. With this one move he has fixed people using cash for corruption for good.