To showcase the hardships faced by common citizens due to demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Friday took up a ‘kudal’ (digging equipment) in his hand to toil in his field in the absence of farm labourers. Holding the kudal in his hand, Singh toiled in his field in his Shahpur village under Mahmar block of Vaishali district and made a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for causing hardships to the citizens.
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“Labourers have vanished after demonetisation decision and that is why I am forced to take up the kudal myself to toil in the field,” Singh, the RJD national vice president, told reporters.
“Farming cannot wait for the PM to improve situation and that is why I am working in my field,” the former Union Minister said. The BJP, however, dismissed his argument and termed his act as “nautanki” (drama).
In Patna, Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey dismissed Singh’s argument and said only those having black money have been affected by the Modi government’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes and not the labourers. On a lighter note he added that Singh’s action would help him in maintaining good health.