Notes banned with UP polls in mind: Mulayam Singh Yadav

"We are against black money. SP has fought against it. We do not want use of black money in elections," he said.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: November 10, 2016 3:50 pm
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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the “sudden ban” on high denomination notes showed the NDA government did not keep the plight of people in mind and took the decision with an eye on Assembly elections.


“The sudden ban on high denomination notes has caused immense hardships to commoners, farmers and the poor, the demonetisation has been done by the NDA government with an eye on elections, and not keeping plight of people in mind,” he told a press conference in Lucknow. He said SP, the ruling party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, too was opposed to the use of black money in elections.

“We are against black money. SP has fought against it. We do not want use of black money in elections,” he said. The SP patriarch demanded a roll back of demonetisation decision for a few days in view of the wedding season. He suggested that people be given a week’s time by the government, which had on Tuesday night announced withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out black money and to check corruption.

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    Jiho Junket
    Nov 10, 2016 at 10:45 am
    Yes. All the poor people dont know what to do with the gunny bags full of 1000Rs notes. If it was Mulla Yam, he would have given special exemption to Rs1000 notes printed in stan, as those are poor fellows carrying lots of gunny bags full of Rs 1000 notes.all the way from stan to UP.
    1. E
      End of
      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:39 am
      yes, the game of the likes of MSY,MAMATA,LALU and many more is over
      1. A
        Nov 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm
        Good - If people are at inconvenience let them vote out BJP - Why is Mullaji worried ? After all Mullaji and party do not have any black money and never ever use it for election. Wow.
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          Eknaath Nagarkar
          Nov 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm
          Modi's timing seems to have been perfect; if Mulayam's fallen countenance and also Gulam Nabi Azad having overnight developed dark circles beneath his eyes, are any tell-tale bits of evidence to go by. It may also prove that Chanukya Neeti is relevant to this day! Achche din seem to have finally arrived!!
          1. L
            Nov 10, 2016 at 10:28 am
            Sorry Mullah! Modi kept your family, your thugs, Maya, Jaya, Mooka, Lalu, your friends across the border in mind before inflicting the surgical financial strike.
            1. M
              Nov 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm
              Max number of new Rs 2000 Rs.500 are in nagpur HQ for the sake of Upcoming elections.
              1. P
                Nov 10, 2016 at 12:12 pm
                This move must have hurt mulayam the most as he must be getting his 1000 and 500 notes to bribe voters
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                  Rakesh Katyal
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 10:56 am
                  Sanjay Singh collected so much of money from the prospective candidates in Punjab. Now Kejriwal has been fully trumped by Modi. So it is not only UP, its UP and Punjab. kejriwal is not even able to find his voice for 2 days, he was so shocked.
                  1. S
                    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                    If SP is not in favour of Black money, then that means that the SP should welcome the move, since according to them, only the other parties would be affected - right?lt;br/gt;So how can it be a move designed against the UP Elections?
                    1. C
                      Nov 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                      If he is really against black money and corruption why this statement???? On the other hand there are elections in one state or the other specially after de-linking states and the center so it is time to join these two again so to cut the costs of election.He should know surprise is the essence of any crime prevention. Jaihind
                      1. D
                        Nov 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm
                        T he is contradicting himself lt;br/gt;If it is trouble for poor lt;br/gt;He should be happy lt;br/gt;As then logically his party benifits
                        1. V
                          Nov 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm
                          krjri got fever. mulla got nervous. anyway its advantage bjp. jai modi jai bjp
                          1. M
                            Nov 10, 2016 at 11:17 am
                            Netajilt;br/gt;What di you mean by stating that the currency ban was announced in view of the coming UP elections. Please clarify how BJP benefits by this and How SP is affected
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