Demonetisation: PM Modi shouldn’t have made his mother stand in a line, says Arvind Kejriwal

Earlier in the day, PM Modi’s mother, 96-year-old Heeraben Modi visited a bank in Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning to swap her currency notes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal tweet, Narendra Modi, PM Modi, Modi mother, Heeraben Modi, Demonetisation, Modi mother bank, currency exchange, Modi demonetisation, India news PM Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi after swapping her currency notes from a bank in Ahmedabad. (Express Photo)

Calling it a political move, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday attacked PM Narendra Modi for making his 96-year-old mother Heeraben Modi stand in a line in an Ahmedabad bank to swap her currency notes. He said it was not appropriate of the Prime Minister to do so.

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“Modiji ne rajneeti ke liye maa ko line me laga theek nahi kiya. Kabhi line me lagna ho to main khud line me lagunga, maa ko line me nahi lagaunga (It wasn’t right of PM Modi to make his mother stand in a line for political means. If I ever have to stand in a line I will do so myself, and not make my mother do so),” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Heeraben Modi, 96, visited a bank in Ahmedabad on Tuesday morning to swap her currency notes. After arriving at the bank in a wheelchair, she was helped inside by two ladies accompanying her. Heeraben exchanged Rs 4,500 for new currency notes, news agency ANI reported.

 

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The prime minister’s move to scrap Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes came under strong criticism from the Opposition, with TMC leading the charge. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been a vocal critic of the currency scheme himself. Opposition parties have been chalking out a joint strategy to take on the Modi government during the Parliament Winter Session.

Congress, TMC, Left, JD(U) and RJD are among those planning to take the fight to the government in the House. PM Modi, however, assured BJP MPs that they have the people’s support and advised them against succumbing to pressure from the Opposition.

 

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First Published on: November 15, 2016 6:16 pm
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    Archana Das
    Nov 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm
    She is AAM admi mother
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      Prashanth
      Nov 16, 2016 at 6:07 am
      Mr Kejriwal,lt;br/gt;Why don't you mind your tongue? I would love to see my mother stand UP, take care of herself and elimate fools like you. What is the purpose of you targeting our prime minister? What our Modi is doing is absolutely right. You are out of your mind or what? Back off, you and another waste body, Rahul are no way close to being Modi.
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        Ranz
        Nov 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm
        What happened to Common Man Arvind !!!!A joke of India who craves for publicity in everything
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          Casb
          Nov 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm
          i am against this, that old women and men are standing in queue. this is not india . this is not indian culture. this can't be indian government.
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            abraham
            Nov 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
            Hey Kujliwal,come on bewahoof,stand yourself to get it change for Modiji mother.If you feel sad.Get lost kujliwal
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              Vikrant
              Nov 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm
              Modis mother can stand in queue but it was her hard earned honest money. What about you Kajri bai? Atleast Modis mother has not been enjoying the fruits of power that most famiky members of current ja.mat of corrupt politicians are used to. So kajri pls continue with ur lehenga utha dance
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                Avinash
                Nov 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                Kejriwal is astute. He is trying to get share of publicity from publicity by BJP showing modi's mother. You would notice, you wont hear about Modi's wife.
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                  bathroom
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                  Kejriwalji, I want to go to the bathroom, do I have your permission?
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                    Ashok
                    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm
                    Like mother, like son! This is called being a good role model for her son and the entire nation. This is what strong people are made up of. I am sure Modi would have never asked her 96 year old mother to go visit a ban. Hats off to his mother!
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                      D P
                      Nov 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm
                      Why did you go to Bank ? And people there yelled you out. Are you wasting taxpayers money and call for special session of Vidhansabha to say just this ? Aren's your media publicity working?
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                        frt
                        Nov 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                        KAJRA..BEHAN...THIS IS CALLED BEING A GOOD ROLE MODEL FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. IT SHOWS THAT FOR MODI EVEN MOTHER IS AS EQUAL TO ANY OTHER OLD LADY.. lt;br/gt;KEJRIWAL, IF YOU SPIT ON THE SKY, THE SPIT WILL FALL ON YOUR STUPID LOOKING FACE...TUMKO NA AKAL HAI, NA MAUT !!
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                          Joshy John
                          Nov 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm
                          Is Mr. Rahul hi show a dirty drama in Delhi by taking queue and receive money. What we call this? Just observe, two of women support PM Modi's mother to take in queue... that women can take queue themselves and hand over money to PM Modi's mother.lt;br/gt;The BJP member criticized Rahul hi's action as a drama, we call this as epic drama.
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                            Manohar Sharma
                            Nov 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm
                            You have used your kids to become the CM of Delhi with the help of the most corrupt Congress Party. You "vowed" on the heads of your kids that you would not take the help of the most corrupt Congress Party to form a Government. Shame on you.
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                              Niladrinath Mohanty
                              Nov 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm
                              What is your problem if Naraendra Modi's mother went to the bank to change old 500 and 1000 rupee notes? It was her choice and decision. Did the Prime Minister ask her to go to the bank or she herself wanted to be in the news as Arvind Kejriwal (enabling him to make a comment) is trying to do day in and day out? My friend a super senior citizen not so important as Prime Minister's mother was isted in by the bank staff when he went to change his 500 rupee notes. That thePrime Minister's mother went to the bank shows the greatness of the lady and she did not claim any VIP status which Kejriwal for wife would have claimed. I find Kejriwal has a di-r-ty mind full of hat-red.
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                                patrick ouko
                                Dec 10, 2016 at 7:06 am
                                Thanks for good work to connect the world.
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                                  Rohini
                                  Nov 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                                  And what business is it of Arvind Kejriwal what the lady, who is an adult private citizen of this country (and HAPPENS to be the PM's mother) does or doesn't do?lt;br/gt;I think Ak needs to bring some decency into this politics - how dare he target an old lady for his political gain? lt;br/gt;Shame!
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                                    sarvan
                                    Nov 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm
                                    Shameless guy made all noises against corruption and today the donkey is shouting y such an effort to stop corruption and black money, seems that these guys looted a lot and always blaming.... If born to an honest mother let him serve for the country
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                                      Vedic_Citizen
                                      Nov 15, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                                      What an is this kujli !lt;br/gt;All mothers come in support of their sons and daughters good decisions.lt;br/gt;If Kujli's mother was not supportive, it is just he is an evil anarchist
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                                        ssn murthy
                                        Nov 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                                        WITH THIS PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW INCONSISTENT YOU ARE SIR
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                                          Maya
                                          Nov 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                                          Will Kejri stand in queue instead of Modi's mother? If no, then he should just keep quiet and be happy that the system is fair to all and Modi's mother is not getting any special privileges.
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