Mulayam, Mayawati train guns at PM Modi, say demonetisation move akin to Emergency

Mayawati told reporters here that the PM’s decision was not meant for public good but for deriving “sadistic pleasure” from the plight of others.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: November 11, 2016 1:38 pm
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Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 notes and Rs 1,000 notes, saying it had created an Emergency-like situation where people were not being arrested but kept under watch.

“Jaise Congress ne aapatakaal lagaya tha… wahi stithi paida ho gayi hai… Modiji ne bina jail bheje sabki gherabandi karke nazarband kar diya hai… ye kadam desh ki gareeb janata ko pareshan karne ke liye kiya gaya hai (Just as the Congress had imposed Emergency… the situation is the same now… Modi has kept everyone under watch without sending them to jail… This step has been taken to harass poor citizens),” Mulayam said.

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He demanded that the decision be rolled back and public be given more time as, instead of collecting black money, the Centre has spread a kind of anarchy.

“A week or 10 days’ time should be given to people. After that no time should be given and we will be with the government. The majority of black money is lying in the country in form of foreign currency or gold. Demonetisation has only added to the woes of common man. Instead of bringing back black money from foreign countries, Modi has created anarchy with this move,” he alleged.

Mulayam alleged the PM had taken the step hastily, under pressure from the public on the black money issue and on account of the elections. “BJP ko keval chunav dekh rahi hai, desh ko nahi dekh rahi hai (BJP’s concern is only polls, not the welfare of the country),” he said.

Mulayam adding that the SP was against black money and had always fought against it. “We do not want use of black money in elections,” he added.

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“Modiji ke is kadam se prateet hota hai… yeh desh ko kuch bade gharano ke haathon me girvi rakhna chahte hain (With this step, it seems that Modi wants to mortgage the country with a few rich families),” the SP chief said. The decision, he added, would cause unemployment and disturb law and order. “The situation will worsen,” he warned.

Mulayam pointed out that prices of gold and silver had risen, causing problems at weddings. Giving an example, Mulayam claimed that a woman died after a bank refused to accept four notes of Rs 500 from her.

Women who had saved money at home are also unsafe, he said. “Each woman should be allowed to deposit at least Rs 5 lakh in the bank with an assurance that no action would be taken against them.”

The SP chief said the decision would affect the economy because it would hit traders. Farmers would be compelled to commit suicide if business is affected, he said.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 11, 2016 at 6:16 am
    Can Mulayam and Mayawati list one step which they hv taken to curb Black money. Have they insisted for donations by cheque. Hv they published names of donars with PAN card no on party web site, Have they insisted for all ministers, MLA, MLC and leaders to declare their income every year. NO NO NO.lt;br/gt;So dont do drama. It for thugs like u that govt had to take drastic action. Yes all surgical strikes are like emergency for people who fear.......
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      Mathura
      Nov 11, 2016 at 5:21 am
      Sep 8, 2016 - Rs 3 crore cash seized from BJP leader's car in Ghaziabad. Lucknow: Cash amounting to Rs 3 crore was recovered from the car of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Ghaziabad on Thursday, police said. The car was coming from Delhi and was headed for Lucknow, an official told IANS.lt;br/gt;Nov 8, 2016- Notes demonetisedlt;br/gt;was this secret demonetisation was compromised 2 months back to favour ruling party
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        mohan
        Nov 11, 2016 at 3:04 am
        There is no doubt that the measure is causing some inconvienence to common man but he is not complaining.Mulayam has built an empireandcreated a dynasty of his family which has looted the wealth of U.P to such an extent that it has now become one of the wealthiest in india.Part of this wealth is in the form of black money, has been destro by Modiji in one strokei.e why the cry anddemand for its postponement.The demand itself proves my above statement.His problem is now how to run the election campaign without money.The problem is genuine.Maya has been minting money from the prospective candidates Now she cannot use it.She was converting hush money into bogus giftsandpaying tax.Now she cannot do it.It is her tragedy.Recall she wore garland of 18 lakh currency notes on her birth day bash.Now such things cannot be repeated.Mamta is a new player.She may be having some ,which may have got wiped off.Arvind Kejriwal is peeved because as an ex-income tax man,he could not foresee itandblack money earned is now a waste paper.Modiji has reduced him to zero without any abuse/slander.
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          Haridas Rao
          Nov 11, 2016 at 1:48 am
          Is it not strange that the parties vociferously opposing the demonetization of 500 and 1000 lt;br/gt;bills are the Congress,theBSP and the SP ?
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            Venkataraman Jagadesan
            Nov 11, 2016 at 2:10 am
            Lorry loads of ill-gotten wealth cannot be used to get votes and is the problem for Maya and Mulayam and so they are crying along with congress leaders. Man proposes and God disposes. Jai HInd.
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              kalpanath
              Nov 11, 2016 at 5:43 am
              Only politicians and political parties are against demonitisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes - the reason is known to all.
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                mullum
                Nov 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                If people are not feeling that way . . . . and only the political parties are feeling that way. . .that speaks a lot about who is feeling it as an emergency and why?
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                  lenin
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 7:33 am
                  These politicians are crying because all the money they collected over the years is now worthless - their $e$$$ are on fire
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