PM Modi has already done Bharat Bandh, says Mayawati on demonetisation

The former UP chief minister said the Opposition wanted the Prime Minister to come to Parliament and give answers for a move that has caused chaos across the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 1:30 pm
demonetisation, Bharat Bandh, narendra Modi, Mayawati, demonetisation, Mayawati demonetisation Bharat Bandh, opposition Bharat Bandh, india news She said her party was concerned about the poor implementation of the demonetisation as it has subjected poor to hardships. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday said it was not the Opposition but Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has effected a ‘bandh’ and parlaysed the country with his demonetisation move on November 8 when he scrapped high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. Speaking on the nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) called by the Opposition parties against demonetisation, Mayawati told the media: “The BJP alleged that the Opposition has given a Bharat Bandh call, but in reality it is the PM who has done a Bharat Bandh by demonetising high currency notes.”

Mayawati, who has been vociferously opposing the demonetisation move, earlier ridiculed Modi’s app survey and said if the PM truly wanted to see if he has public support, then he must dissolve Parliament and call for elections immediately.

The former UP chief minister said the Opposition wanted the Prime Minister to come to Parliament and give answers for a move that has caused chaos across the country. She said her party was concerned about the poor implementation of the demonetisation as it has subjected poor to hardships.

“We saw Modiji came to the Rajya Sabha before lunch but he skipped the next session because he knew the opposition would demand answers from him,” she said. “Why is he skipping Parliament?”

The BSP chief also slammed Modi for suggesting Opposition parties “favoured” black money and said the remarks warranted an apology.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 1:23 pm
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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    Mayawati the corrupt is not worth commenting with zero MPs in parl
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      Dharamvir Saihgal
      Nov 28, 2016 at 10:06 am
      Let us see if we can get a good exorcist to set right and mend such politicians,as are a declared and incurable case of bigotry.Mental asylums may be the next option.
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        Anirudh
        Nov 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm
        If Modi, according to Mayawati has already done Bharat Bandh, then we these people are doing it again? What is the need?
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          laxmi
          Nov 28, 2016 at 8:19 am
          Actually it's black money band movement .
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            India
            Nov 28, 2016 at 9:01 am
            No black money lt;br/gt;It is take money from poor and give as investment to the corporates lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Funding the rich by making poor sufferlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dont make bharat band make modi band .. throw the fool away
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              Vinay
              Nov 28, 2016 at 9:11 am
              yas like you should be kicked out of any discussions, pappu and sonia bhakts its time to take back. they have looted this country for years now pay back.
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                arvij
                Nov 28, 2016 at 9:55 am
                This is from the owner of 100 crores wealth - that is fraudulent money ! What a hypocrite .
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                  Kabir
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 10:35 am
                  in the name of black money and nationalism it is a monumental mismanagement, organized loot and legalized pering by the RSS, for the RSS and by government of the RSS. They should be held accountable and answerable to the people of the country.
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                    LC
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm
                    All have been greeedy but congress didnot disrepect the aam admi. a labourer in thier days earned his bread. But modi has seen to it that a laborers self-respect is taken away and the labourer has to line in Langars to get free meal. modi has made labourers into beggars. Shame on Modi
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                      LC
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                      an who knows if the economy will pick up after fifty days or fifty months???
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                        LC
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                        yes nothing to do with their Ideological masters and mentors. RSS on ly give inputs for beef ban but not note ban!!!!
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                          LC
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                          you can help by not votive for facist
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                            pgb
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm
                            Actually, they are protesting against Bharat Bandh!
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                              pgb
                              Nov 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                              I am not an admirer of Mayavati and I am well aware she is deep into corruption. But this is master stroke! Opposition should further say, they are protesting against this Bharat Bandh! HAHAHA!
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                                psb
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 11:22 am
                                its a bold step ... may be preparedness would have been lesslt;br/gt;but all have faced the same action at same point of timelt;br/gt;why are people hiding and flying their unaccounted cashes...lt;br/gt;can you prove its oranigized loot ?lt;br/gt;does congress held itself responsible for bhopal gas...lt;br/gt;does mamta held itself responsible for chit fundloot..lt;br/gt;loops exist everywhere you need to understandlt;br/gt;how many political party support the people who are standing in lines?
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                                  Ramesh Chhabra
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 11:56 am
                                  For 50 days our w Indian Economy on Halt !
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                                    Ramesh Chhabra
                                    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:12 am
                                    Note Bandh ! Vyapar Bandh ! Bharat Bandh !
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                                      sanjeev
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 10:47 am
                                      utter failure on the part of government in implenmenting this policy and poor should have been taken care off
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                                        sawan
                                        Nov 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm
                                        The Opposition, barring the left, has not called for a Bharat Bandh. They have called for demonstrations across India to protest the hardships and gross violations of fundamental Rights of the citizens. This is tantamount to clamping down of financial emergency. If M Modi had felt that the situation warranted Emergency he should have declared it instead of doing it covertly. All Parties would have supported him if he had given valid reasons necessitating Emergency.
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