Sacked Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise high value currency notes has hit the common people and created a crisis. He said that the demonetisation of the high value currency notes did not affected the rich people or the business class but majorly to the people from the villages and women. “People are very much disturbed by this demonetarization. Farmers are not getting seeds and fertilizers. And the biggest problem facing are the women of our country. Prime Minister should think that when even his mother is forced to stand in queue then what about others, it’s a crisis,” he added.
The former SP leader said the situation in the rural areas is very bad as the banks have failed to transport the stock of the new currency in the ATMs and branches in rural and semi urban areas.
When asked about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s presence in a queue to withdraw money from ATM, Yadav said it was just a ‘show off’.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Azam Khan castigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government for letting her aged mother stand in a queue for exchanging money in the wake of demonetisation and dubbed the whole episode as unnecessary.
Calling the BJP and the Central leadership hollow, Khan said that had he known that Prime Minster Modi’s mother is going to stand in the queue he would have vouched and stood at her place
Prime Minister Modi’s mother, Heeraben Modi, visited a bank in Gujarat capital Gandhinahgar on Tuesday to exchange currency. Nonagenarian Heeraben Modi, who had to use the help of a wheel chair and other people to reach the bank, exchanged Rs.4500/- in currency after filling the required forms.
Her decision to go to the bank to exchange her currency gives the government run by her son, the much needed support and encouragement in the face of strident objections from some opposition parties such as the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, The Bahujan Samaj Party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Trinamool Congress.