Book PM Narendra Modi for murder: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

"One and only person is responsible for all these deaths -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I demand he should be held responsible and booked under Section 302 (of IPC) for murder," Nirupam said.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: November 22, 2016 5:22 pm
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Blaming Narendra Modi for the deaths of over 70 persons linked to demonetisation, Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister “should be booked for murder”. He said millions of people were on the streets today and they had no money to buy food, medicines or other articles of daily necessities after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. “These people have been standing in long queues for so many days, waiting to deposit and withdraw their own money which is now stuck in the banks. So far, more than 70 persons have died,” Nirupam said.

“One and only person is responsible for all these deaths — Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I demand he should be held responsible and booked under Section 302 (of IPC) for murder,” he said. Nirupam was interacting with the media at a widely attended ‘Note Pe Charcha’ launched by the party on Tuesday to gauge the public opinion on post-demonetisation in Mumbai. Hundreds of people, including some standing in the bank queues, highlighted their difficulties and suffering without money.

Some complained how they had the new Rs 2,000 notes but could not change them.

Nirupam said that as of now, around Rs 5 lakh crore had been deposited in banks but people had been able to withdraw barely 25 per cent of that amount, creating a panic situation.

“The government should have made adequate preparations before the sudden demonetisation. Now that millions suffer, the RBI should immediately supply more currency for the public. The people have been put to great hardships due to sudden demonetisation,” he said.

Besides, trade and commerce were on the verge of collapse as people have no money to buy basic necessities. Hotels, restaurants, shops and malls, cinemas or multiplexes and all other sectors of the economy have reported huge drops of more than 70-80 per cent in business, he said.

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    Hemant Kumar
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:53 am
    Sanjay is chameleon and like it full of venom dangerous for public.
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      Ashwini
      Nov 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm
      Wrong move from a cheap shrewd man. Wants to win state elections at the cost of 70 innocent lives of poor who had to pay with the ultimate price their lives. Had it been any other country he would by now been a target of a snipper !
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        Chander Pal
        Nov 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm
        Why media gives importance to such mad persons. For The instigators of 1984 Sikhs, Forget booking them for inciting voilance, they have been given position of importance in the party. Remember r k Anand he was caught on camera arranging witnesses to speak in favor of the accused Congi leaders and he was debarred from the Bar.
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          Jafar
          Nov 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm
          Sanjay Nirupam is a bhaadva on Cong. He betra Bala Saheb. Ready to lick Italian barmaid. This Cong guy is traitor. He should be shot dead.
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            Jafar
            Nov 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm
            Very true
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              Lovely
              Nov 23, 2016 at 2:53 am
              Sanjay Nirupam is street goon
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                SURESH
                Nov 23, 2016 at 10:22 am
                SANJAY NIRUPAM IS BE PAINDI KA LOTA HAI.SHIV SENA NE MARI LAAT PAHAHUNCH GA CONGRESS KE PAAS. JO KAL TAK CONGRESS KO CRITICIZE KARTA `THA WO AAJ TALUE CHAAT RAHA .BETTER IGNORE SUCH OPPORTUNISTS.
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                  Kkumar
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm
                  The person is blaming the prime minister of India.mow the government should arrest him and it him behind the bars there is a limit for freedom of speech congress and its leaders must learn if they have not learnt it for the last sixty years
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