Demonetisation: Opposition climbing same tree like rats, snakes in flood, says BJP chief Amit Shah

The scourge of black money in the country had become a cancer which needed a surgery, Shah said on demonetisation.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: November 21, 2016 5:45 pm
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BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday launched a shrill attack on opposition parties, saying they were climbing “the same tree like rats, cats and snakes” to escape the demonetisation “flood” and appealed to people to give 15 years to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “from panchayat to parliament” to change the country.


Addressing BJP’s booth workers in Chandigarh, Shah especially targeted Rahul Gandhi for opposing demonetisation, saying he is not surprised by the reaction of the Congress Vice President as his party’s rule during UPA I and II was “synonymous with scams”.

The scourge of black money in the country had become a cancer which needed a surgery, Shah said on demonetisation, adding “after the operation, one has to tolerate some pain, but rest of the life will be healthy.”

Tearing into the opposition, the BJP chief said the parties who were questioning the government as to what steps it had taken against black money, were “crying hoarse” after the November 8 demonetisation decision. Despite having differences, they were putting up a united front to oppose the decision taken by the Narendra Modi dispensation, he said.

“And look what the situation has become like. It is like when floods occur and a big tree is there in the middle and everyone wants to climb that tree to save themselves from the raging waters. Rats, cats, snakes, mongoose all climb that tree.

“But when all climb the tree, neither cat eats the rat nor is he scared of the animal. The mongoose does not attack the snake …all keep staring at the raging waters down below waiting for the floods to recede”.

“After demonetisation was done by Modiji, Congress, Samajwadi Party, BSP, (Arvind) Kejriwal (AAP), Mamata (Banerjee), all of them have climbed that tree. Down below demonetisation flood is passing and all are scared.

“I want to tell them that people of this country have understood your game, you have exposed yourself,” he said during his 30-minute address. The BJP President appealed to the people of Chandigarh to vote for BJP in the next month’s civic polls.

“I want to appeal to people of Chandigarh that we need to give 15 years to Narendra Modi, from Panchayat to Parliament, then this country can change…,” Shah said. Earlier, Congress workers holding black flags staged protest against Shah. Their attempt to take out a procession from Sector 19 to Sector 27 – venue of the BJP meeting – was foiled by the Chandigarh police.

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  1. A
    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:51 am
    He should first answer charges that his ociates were busy exchanging old cash at a discount in Ahmedabad from November, 08 evening. Clical case of pot calling the kettle black.
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      IML sood
      Nov 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm
      An apt reading of the opposition leaders characteristics in these days.
      1. M
        Nov 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm
        Opposition finding it difficult to "Tripple Talaq" with corruption!
        1. B
          Bharat Maa
          Nov 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm
          A murderer can talk only of killing.
          1. A
            Nov 21, 2016 at 5:14 am
            And ruling party crocodiles don,t have any fears from this flood.That is why they are enjoying.
          2. A
            Nov 21, 2016 at 6:15 am
            When people in Metros and Cities face so much hardships in getting 2000 rupees, despite widespread ATM and Bank network, what would be plight of peoole in semi urban and rural areas. Chandrapur, a district and a major industrial town has less than 10 ATMs.
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              Ajay G
              Nov 21, 2016 at 4:22 am
              Social media is full of urbanites, NRIs and Indians living abroad. They think by spreading favorable messages in Social Media, they can change opinion of mes, like Trump's victory. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;India is different from US. Majority of people live in villages, without access to ATMs as much as urbanites have. ATMs in villages are poorly replenished. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;By keeping co-operative banks out, problems of villagers is increased multi-fold. If opposition is speaking up for those people what is wrong !!!
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                ak dev
                Nov 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                Nobody expects that demonetisation will clean and stop black money generation forever. But it will certainly reduce the black money in cash and it's not a small gain. Government may also take other steps to minimise the generation of black money in future. The liberal intellectual fools can't digest the good things being done by Modi as they want him to fail. They don't do or contribute any thing other than abusing and accusing Modi. If people are allowed, they will kick the butts of these traitors and throw them into gutters.
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