Demonetisation: Lalu Prasad Yadav asks PM Modi whether each individual will get Rs 15 lakhs

"Modi ji, you are talking about limited inconvenience for 50 days. Will every individual get Rs 15 lakh each in his/her bank account after the completion of 50 days as promised by you," said Lalu Prasad Yadav.

By: PTI | Patna | Published:November 13, 2016 11:17 pm
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Breaking his silence on the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, RJD chief Lalu Prasad today asked the Prime Minister whether every individual would get the ‘promised’ Rs 15 lakh each in their bank accounts after the completion of 50 days. “Modi ji, you are talking about limited inconvenience for 50 days. Will every individual get Rs 15 lakh each in his/her bank account after the completion of 50 days as promised by you,” he said in a series of tweets.

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“It would be considered as ‘Fergical strike’ and ‘fake encounter’ of people if they do not get Rs 15 lakhs in their accounts after doing all these exercises,” the former Railway Minister said in an apparent reference to Modi’s claim of bringing back black money stashed abroad and submit Rs 15 lakhs each in bank accounts of people during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The RJD chief’s reaction came in response to the Central government’s decision to demonetise the high value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 on November 8 in order to wipe out and check black money, fake currency and corruption. Prasad said that although he was opposed to black money, he found the lack of a visionary approach in implementation of the government’s move.

“The government should have thought about people’s convenience,” he said. Prasad asked the Modi government to explain the action being taken against “defaulters” who embezzled lakhs of crores from banks. “Is it not a drama to protect such people (defaulters),” he asked. Besides, Lalu said that people wanted to know from PM the list of capitalists, who owed outstanding loans to the banks and, also the stern measures taken by the government to realise dues from them.

Apart from inconveniences caused to common people by the government’s decision, the former Union minister also wanted to know the loss of “man hours” and “production” due to people standing in long queues. Raising a question mark on the government’s decision to introduce Rs 2,000, Prasad said that if the government really wanted to wipe out corruption and black money, then why did it introduce such a currency note. “People have doubts on this issue,” he added.

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    Deepak Shaw
    Nov 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    Lallo g, First you return the 960 crores of India then our Govt definitely give 15 lakh. Anyway we are hard worker. We believe in earning money by doing hard work not by cheating and corruption like the corrupt;br/gt;I sure as you return the money, the first 15 lakh will be deposited in your account.
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      Dr M
      Nov 14, 2016 at 7:12 am
      The moral of the story is all opposition parties lost to the surprise element and wish to recover their/supporters black money to the extent possible; thus the show of;br/gt;As far as 150000 deposit is concerned the Govt must allow to take that amount from the demonitised recovered notes by whoever wants to keep as souvenir
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        Nov 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm
        Laluji has talked sense for the first time. PM should put 15 lakhs in each bank which has been opened since PM has started printing new notes and so PM should deposit only 1000 notes of Rs 2000 in each bank which has been not more.
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          Hudaf Shaikh
          Nov 14, 2016 at 1:59 am
          Laloo conducts a similar surgical strike against the criminals like Shahabuddin, Tej Bhadur Yadav, Rocky Yadav and the politicians shielding them from the people - he ca raise enough money in 15 days to distribute 15 lakhs to every Bihari.
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            Jubel D'Cruz
            Nov 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm
            At the time of elections in 2014, Narendra Modi had promised every Indian citizen that he would deposit Rs 15 lacs in his or her bank account. But he has not kept his promise. In order to give every Indian citizen Rs 15 lacs, he will have to sell himself and his wife too.
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              Jubel D'Cruz
              Nov 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm
              Narendra Modi will have to sell his wife in order to deposit Rs 15 lakhs in the bank accounts of every Indian citizen. The entire world is lauģhing at Modi. He has become a laughing stock.
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