Demonetisation: United Opposition slams govt as PM Modi makes emotional appeal to bear hardship for 50 days

From Congress to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Left, all are criticising the Modi governement and demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2016 8:09 pm
Mopa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Greenfield Airport in Mopa, Goa on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI11_13_2016_000056B) Mopa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Greenfield Airport in Mopa, Goa on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI11_13_2016_000056B)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an emotional appeal to bear with hardships, due to demonetisation, for 50 days, opposition parties left no stone unturned to slam the government over the inconvenience caused to the people who in large numbers queued up outside Banks and ATMs to get cash. From Congress to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Left, all are criticising the Modi government and demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to President Pranab Mukherjee over the Centre’s demonetisation move and said representatives of political parties will meet him next week over the issue. Upping the ante against BJP, Banerjee had said she is not averse to working with arch rival CPI(M) to fight against the “anti-people” Modi government which has imposed an “undeclared emergency”.

Here are some political reactions after PM Modi’s speech in Goa:

Shashi Tharoor (Congress): Our government wants to move towards a cashless economy. Great start: No cash in ATMs. No cash in banks. No cash with people. Successful PM!

Arvind Kejriwal (AAP): PM came from Japan & sought co-operation for more 50 days to deal with issue; will the common man continue to suffer till then. If he (PM Modi) is really serious about the issue, then he must take strict action against his corporate friends.

Ashutosh (AAP): ‘Was Voted To Fight Corruption’. If you want to fight against corruption then send Ambani and Adani to jail. You stand with Sharad Pawar and say you are fighting corruption.

Manish Sisodia (AAP): Those shedding tears on Modi’s speech should also see the tear in eyes of those standing in line (outside banks) whom the prime minister is calling corrupt.

Mayawati (BSP): It is good that Modiji has left his family and village for the country but that does not mean that he would take immature decisions which are against the public interest and stick to them. He should stop emotionally blackmailing the people who are facing hardships due to the move.

Mamata Banerjee (TMC): Today I spoke with several political leaders regarding a joint movement. Let us all fight this together to give relief to common citizens, poor and stop this financial anarchy.

Shankersinh Vaghela (Congress): In their campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP had promised to bring back black money parked in Swiss banks. Now, as the government failed to fulfil their promise, they came up with this idea, which is nothing but a face saving exercise
by the BJP.

D Raja (CPI): Workers are not being paid wages. The people are unable to purchase essential commodities, vegetables and medicines, unable to undertake travel etc. due to non-availability of cash. According to the government’s own admission, the present chaotic situation will continue for another three to four weeks implying that the people will be subject to sufferings for some more time to come.

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  1. P
    Nov 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm
    Ashu tosh ji to rapist aap leaders ke saath khade raha chuke hai eskaa matalab aap bhi ....
    1. P
      Nov 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm
      Speech was for common people. Why are these political peronalities giving their views on the behalf of people. People have their own minds let them to take their decisions.
      1. C
        Chander Pal
        Nov 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm
        Those in favour one million, against 10 (belonging to privately owned parties). Ratio is difficult to be stomached by these person (can not call them leaders).
        1. H
          Nov 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm
          There is mive conspiracy being hatched by the anti-national mafia - Congies, Commies, most communal parties who call themselves as secular parties to stop the governments move on black money. The most corrupt media press-tutes are more than willing to sabotage the government initiative, because the press-tutes have always been partner in corruption along with the Congies. Government must ignore these barking dogs.
          1. K
            K. Basu
            Nov 14, 2016 at 4:40 am
            Now where is Anna, father of kejriwal ? Movement since the beginning was suspected and is proved that so called crusader give birth of another bunch of corrupt people . What a plan to destabilize the country ,
            1. C
              Common man
              Nov 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm
              I am proud to be an Indian, we have shown the strength of unity by conceding the demonetisation of big currency unanimously in one voice, cause every one want economically developed, corruption free nation, and last beneficiary in the Q should get feasible economic access. And status quo there is no huge chaos in market. Every office and section of society are paying attention and own responsibility. We must admire government to have such stringent decision towards eradication of corruption from system and society and other insutions.
              1. S
                Samanya Admi
                Nov 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                For the sake of the nation, a soldier sacrifices his or her life so that people can sleep in peace. I am sure a common man can make some sacrifice to strengthen the nation. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I recall we fasted at the call of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri when there was not enough food. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A little sacrifice for the nation is the call of the time. Jai Hind.
                1. M
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm
                  ""United opposition" asking for people to behave as their bonded slave as they have done all along! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Once this penance goes through the backbone of this mafia will be half broken, dangling and visible for every one to see in bright day light as they would be losing the stomach to fight any more! This is what they are fearing now!!
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