Demonetisation: Modi government has given nothing but grief to the common man, says Akhilesh Yadav

His observation came on the day the Supreme Court is to hear several petitions challenging the government's decision to scrap Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes.

By: ANI | Lucknow | Published:November 15, 2016 12:05 pm
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA regime at the Centre of giving nothing but grief to the common man through his initiative to demonetise currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. Akhilesh told ANI, “This government has given grief and worry to the people. Any government that gives grief and worry to the people, will surely be removed by the people.”

His observation came on the day the Supreme Court is to hear several petitions challenging the government’s decision to scrap Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes.

Four Public Interest Litigations (PILs) have been filed against the controversial scheme, which has caused massive upheavals across the nation.

The PILs were filed in the apex court questioning the government’s rational and modus operandi behind the implementation of the drive, as it has reportedly caused inconvenience to the general public.

A PIL was filed in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad by advocate Pusala Venkata Krishnaiah, who alleged that a sufficient time frame had not been given for the transition and it would create unprecedented chaos and panic among the people.

The PIL filed challenges the provision that is Sub-Section 2 of Section 26 of Reserve Bank of India 1934 Act claiming that there is no guidelines how to exercise the power available under the section.

The petitioner said that time for such a huge change should have been given by the government.

Another PIL was filed before the Gujarat High Court which seeks to extend the date of validity for exchanging Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and also directs private hospitals to accept old currency notes.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ordered the government to go full ahead with demonetisation and ruled out any chance whatsoever of rolling back the scheme.

According to sources, the Prime Minister who was chairing the BJP Parliamentary Party executive meeting, told attendees to not buckle under the opposition’s pressure and go ahead with the Centre’s policy.

Stating that the opposition was hard at work to sabotage the process of demonetisation, the Prime Minister assured that the nation has welcomed the step.

The Prime Minister’s assertion comes in the wake of the all out attack launched by the opposition today, as the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) joined forces in tearing down the scheme of demonetisation.

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  1. S
    Nov 15, 2016 at 7:16 am
    What should we expect from son of a highly corrupt politician. Corrupt people can sell their mother and sister for money.
    1. H
      Nov 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm
      How does allowing old currency notes for registration till 24 Nov. helps common man and current problems they are having with long queue? It will only help people having huge money to convert white....
      1. A
        Nov 15, 2016 at 8:27 am
        One has to realise in the quest for curbing black money..hundreds are losing their life in hospitals Nd I quote 'private hospital's.the timing of the decision is politically motivated though the Intention may not..We as ppl of India should learn to use our pragmatism and make decisions after some research...
        1. A
          Nov 15, 2016 at 7:47 am
          Modi government has given grief to the loot boot Mulayam singh yadav and his son akilesh yadav as well as to congi,mayawati,mamata banerji,laloo nitesh kumar - Thanks
          1. A
            Nov 15, 2016 at 8:42 am
            Indian express and ndtv in particular did not bother to publish akhilesh yadav statement praising and supporting black money.
            1. P
              Nov 15, 2016 at 10:48 am
              For akhilesh "common man" are the politicians who have stashed black money. The common man of India are with PM Modi against black money.
              1. R
                Nov 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm
                With election just round the corner in U.P, I'm not surprised goons taking every actions in their power to salvage themselves and their accomplice.
                1. N
                  N. Ramesh
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 11:15 am
                  Mr. A. Yadav has rightly said that the scheme has given lot of trouble and hardship to the middle cl/working cl people causing great damage to the financial system of the;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even the credibility of the country is getting eroded as the financial system, banks does not have enough cash to cater to all. It shows to the world and foreigners living in India how poorly planned schemes are being implemented by the present govt. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Most of the foreigners and tourists in India are also cursing the system and govt as they are unable to exchange their Indian currency due to huge crowds in each and every bank in the city/country. And and the ATMS are also not;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The banking system has come to a halt with people unable to do daily;br/gt;Its a real mess created by the present govt. and the w world is laughing at us.
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