Amit Shah says demonetisation flood has united arch rivals in Indian politics

Criticising Manmohan Singh for his speech in Rajya Sabha Thursday, Shah said Congress is worried over demonetisation as it is flush with black money.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar | Published:November 25, 2016 5:41 pm
Amit Shah, demonetisation, demonetisation amit shah, demonetisation bjp, demonetisation impact, demonetisation politics impact, black money, black money politics, india news “Imagine there is a flood in Mahanadi river and there is a banyan tree in it. The cat, mouse, snake and mongoose don’t fear each other. Each of them is watching the floodwaters to recede. Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav have climbed the tree and waiting for Modi’s demonetisation flood to relent,” said Shah. (Source: File)

A day after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh slammed Narendra Modi for the mess over demonetisation, BJP chief Amit Shah in a public rally compared the demonetisation to a flood which has even arch rivals in Indian politics. Comparing the demonetisation to a flood and the opposition unity to a banyan tree standing amid the floodwaters, Shah said the opposition parties were behaving like cat, mouse, snake and mongoose who have climbed the tree, but no one is attacking the other.

“Imagine there is a flood in Mahanadi river and there is a banyan tree in it. The cat, mouse, snake and mongoose don’t fear each other. Each of them is watching the floodwaters to recede. Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav have climbed the tree and waiting for Modi’s demonetisation flood to relent,” said Shah, at the public rally named Jana Jagaran Samavesh.

Criticising Manmohan for his speech in Rajya Sabha Thursday, Shah said Congress is worried over demonetisation as it is flush with black money. “Manmohan ji bolte hain unko bahut dard hai , jiska jayega usi ko dard hoga. Those whose black money will be lost will feel the pain. Till November 7, political parties were asking what has Modi dones on black money. Now from November 8 night, they are asking why did you do this? Parties like Congress, SP, BSP, AAP have lost their lustre on their face,” Shah said, adding that people are solidly behind Modi.

Asking Naveen to give account of his government in last 17 years, he said while several States have developed by leaps and bounds, Odisha has remained backward. “Go and see Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharasthra Haryana and Jharkhand. The coal in Odisha can power all homes in India, but 41 per cent houses in Odisha are yet to be electrified. If you could not provide power to all in 17 years, you have no rights to rule,” he said.

He said in Malkangiri people do not get food twice a day, not to talk of health, education and water. “In Kalahandi, Dana Majhi had to carry his wife for 10 km on his back,” he said.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. G
    Garima Uttarakhand
    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    Akhil Bhartiya Jameen Ghotala Party...
    Reply
    1. A
      An Indian
      Nov 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm
      It is yet to be seen how bjp is going to survive the flood of their making.
      Reply
      1. R
        R.Mehta
        Nov 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm
        When a hasty and wrong move is taken by party in power ,which is not in interest of general public ,opposition parties have to unite .Same thing happend in 1977 after emergency ,when Janta party and other parties united against the then govt.Same thing is happening now against the present ruling party .There is nothing new which the President of BJP is saying .
        Reply
      2. V
        Vihari Naidu
        Nov 25, 2016 at 2:08 pm
        You got 99.99% approval in your app. Fear not of common man....
        Reply
        1. R
          rahul
          Nov 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm
          Feeling the pain of black money loss, right?
          Reply
        2. R
          rahul
          Nov 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm
          Then why were you bothered to comment? Just exposed your lie :)
          Reply
          1. R
            rahul
            Nov 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm
            kitna black money khoya hai? Bahut dard mein lag rahe ho...
            Reply
            1. R
              Rahul
              Nov 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm
              6 MONTHS PLANNING but they could not think that the NEW NOTES have to be of SAME SIZE as the OLD NOTES otherwise the ATM machines will not work? Even a group of 7th cl students would do better. It should scare us what a bunch of incompetent people have taken over. Can India go to war against China with such "planning"?
              Reply
              1. Load More Comments