Mayawati hits out at PM Modi, questions govt’s readiness on demonetisation

The BSP chief claimed that the demonetisation move was aimed at deflecting the attention of people from real issues in states that are going to polls.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 27, 2016 1:33 am
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Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a “half-baked”, “immature” and “dictatorial decision” of demonetisation “purely for the BJP’s political interests”, BSP chief Mayawati Saturday questioned his claim that the government was prepared for the move.

“The PM says that before taking the decision of demonetisation, he had made secret preparation of 10 months. Ten months is a long time,” she said at a press meet, adding that in that case “there was no need to ask for 50 days”. “The only task the BJP did during these 10 months is to settle their black money,” she said.

Repeatedly naming Modi in her 40-minute address, she demanded a probe into the deposits made during the last ten months to “expose the real face of the BJP”.

She termed the claims of the government over demonetisation “senseless and comical” and the decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes “anti-people” and “exploitative”.

Targeting Modi, she said that the government should have given some time to people before going ahead with demonetisation. “Then, this country would not have looked like a concentration camp,” she said.

The BSP chief claimed that the demonetisation move was aimed at deflecting the attention of people from real issues in states that are going to polls, adding, “the PM is now avoiding responding to his opponents in Parliament”.

Claiming that 90 per cent of the country’s population is suffering due to the move, she also mocked the PM for his emotional appeals to people. “PM Narendra Modi is repeatedly getting emotional, shedding tears to prove his wrong decision right…doesn’t it amount to blackmailing?” she asked.

“Crores of hardworking and honest children of Bharat Mata, who have deposited money in Jan Dhan accounts, are being openly threatened that they would be sent to jail,” she said.

Refuting the BJP’s charge that her party had hoarded money, she said that unlike the saffron party, the BSP collects money from party members and deposits it in bank accounts.

The BSP chief blamed the BJP government for considering Opposition parties “enemies”, and treating them in “non-democratic” and “non-dignified” manner.

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  1. A
    Nov 27, 2016 at 1:25 am
    she has only questions and not answers as to how much money her party and herself has?get facts at least,people with black money were given time till sept,30th to get their money declared and deposited to get amnesty,but they thought otherwise!
    1. Purna Varma
      Nov 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm
      A former dacoit turned into an economist. Hehehe the shameless. In one road of the coin all the Mafias were subdued. Great move Sri Modiji.
      1. Jayananda Rao
        Nov 26, 2016 at 9:16 pm
        Maya's heart burn as every one knows is on account of her illegal black money. Now she and her supporters are using the jandhan accounts as money mules to launder the back money. People may be illiterate or half educated, money is one thing, however , will enlighten them and people will know the truth. In any process the people offering the jandhan accounts for money laundering will get some benefit. By this process also poor people will get a portion of black money "by direct" transfer like many subsidies
        1. Kalyan K.Janakiraman
          Nov 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm
          Even mildy suious account must be frozen;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The entire dirty political troop aka mayawati, must be relegated to nothing
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            R. Kar
            Nov 27, 2016 at 1:34 am
            Hathi behenji's heart is burning, since her ill-gotten, stolen stash has suddenly become a BIG ZERO in;br/gt;This extremely corrupt person is now improving her infamy by repeatedly demanding that she should have been informed in advance(so that she could have converted those stash into something usable).lt;br/gt;Shameless hussy gives us nausea
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