Narendra Modi has imposed ‘undeclared economic emergency’: Mayawati

Mayawati said poor people and farmers have been badly hit by high denomination rupee ban decision.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: November 10, 2016 3:29 pm
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Terming demonetisation decision as imposition of “undeclared economic emergency” in the country, BSP supremo Mayawati Thursday alleged that the Modi government was diverting attention of voters in Uttar Pradesh from failures of NDA government.

“Just before UP elections, Modi has realised the problem of black money after remaining in the saddle at the Centre for two-and-a-half years. Ninety per cent people are unhappy with this decision,” she told a press conference here.

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She said poor people and farmers have been badly hit by high denomination rupee ban decision.

“It (the decision) is not in the interest of the people, it is in self-interest,” she said, reminding people of the dark days of Emergency imposed by then Congress government.

Had Modi been honest in his approach, he would not have waited for two-and-a-half years to take action against black money, she said.

“It is being said that the decision was taken by Modi after making his party economically strong by helping industrialists and capitalists to harass people.

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“Centre has not thought about the poor and the way in which people formed serpentine queues at petrol pumps shows their connivance with the government for earning a quick buck,” she said, adding people will punish BJP for this.

Claiming that the decision to ban notes was taken in haste, Mayawati said it triggered chaos all over the country with people coming out on roads in panic on Tuesday night as if an earthquake had hit them.

“People from Kashmir to Kanyakumari are feeling harassed due to the sudden move. By terming it a surgical strike, BJP president Amit Shah is doing ‘andh-bhakti’ (blind support) on Modi,” she said.

“Had it been a raid on 500 or 1000 capitalists, it could have been termed as surgical strike and would have been appreciated,” she said.

On Centre’s recent voluntary income declaration scheme, Mayawati said Gujarat and Mumbai people were most benefited by it and asked the Centre to disclose names of beneficiaries.

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“The black money government collected from this scheme should be utilised in welfare of dalits and backwards. There is no visible difference between previous Congress-led government and the present BJP government as both are anti-people,” she said.

“The problems of unemployment, price-rise and atrocities on dalits and minorities have increased and RSS men were targeting them,” she alleged.

Mayawati claimed that though Modi belonged to upper caste,when he became Chief Minister he included his caste in the OBC category to take the advantage of the category. The BSP chief released a booklet and CD of her speech at a rally in Lucknow on October 9 and said it would be distributed throughout the state.

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    Deepak
    Nov 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm
    Indian are a pampered lot, want every thing given on a plate, lazy.lt;br/gt;Just buckle up and do what is right for once to destroy black money corruption and silly politicians like Mayawathi.lt;br/gt;Looks like people who complain in name of poor have lots of black money in their procession, it is all fake sympathy.
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      Dinesh
      Nov 11, 2016 at 7:34 am
      Please can someone shut this Mayawati mouth all you get is smell from her mouth.
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        MyTake
        Nov 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm
        (Mayawati said poor people and farmers have been badly hit by high denomination rupee ban decision.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Internal contradiction! Being "Poor" but in possession of "High denomination" rupee amount of which exceeding tax thresholds can go together only in the minds of Indian leaders as opportunity is already given for no questions asked exchange! These leaders still think people are as stupid as them!
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          Ramamurthy
          Nov 10, 2016 at 9:20 am
          During bundh called by political parties poor and all suffer. Now all except black money holding ten percent potion are affected, but cry that poor are affected for weeks together.lt;br/gt;The black money generating politician, trader, conniving middlemen, border are crying foul. lt;br/gt;Now with TV connectivity, better awareness when compared to past the public not having bank account are lesser maybe one percent.lt;br/gt;The crying politicians have been identified as jokers.lt;br/gt;Ramamurthy
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            Ramamurthy
            Nov 10, 2016 at 9:24 am
            U p politicians are shocked that they cannot use black money power. The objection of all non BJP leaders are viewed in this context only. Who can dispute this?lt;br/gt;Ramamurthy
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              Monu
              Nov 10, 2016 at 10:50 am
              We can expect such reposes for this mad woman only.
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                Tinku
                Nov 10, 2016 at 8:30 am
                here the gau rakhak team must answer the question why BJP has 73% funding with no ideny. Is it black money?
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                  Proud Indian
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                  The government have long lists of individuals and Insutes thriving on Black Money. Government never acted, instead gave them time to make Black Money into White after paying some taxes. The so called “Surgical Strike” on Corruption is nothing to do with Black Money. The so called surgical strike started when Govt. announced Jan Dhan Yojna i.e Bank Account for all, even on Zero Balance. This was the foundation on which current strike is done. Question arise, why this strike? Actually governments throughout the world now wanted to control “Individual Hard Earned Money” How they can do? This can be achieved by compelling each and every individual to put their money in Banks control by government. Once they got money in Banks, now it is very easy to implement hundreds of Rules and Regulations, when and how much you can withdraw your money. If you go out of line, your account can be seized or blocked. Once Hardik Patel appealed to the Patel Community: “Withdraw all money from Banks”. This appeal made the government of the day very nervous now poor guy fighting “sedition” charge. lt;br/gt;This strike also serve the purpose of agencies dealing with electronic money such as online Wallets and online shopping czars. The ultimate goal is to make our society CASHLESS, where we can’t see, touch or feel money. It will be controlled by heartless electronic impulses operating in the machine. CASHLESS ECONOMY WILL BE ULTIMATE FORM OF SLAVERY: “Financial Guantanamo”. Sadly we are moving in that direction…
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