Union Minister Vijay Sampla on Wednesday alleged that opposition parties, including Congress and AAP, were leaving no stone unturned to corner the Prime Minister on the demonetisation issue but the citizens of the country were behind Narendra Modi. The Punjab BJP president alleged that when Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, declaring war against black money and fake currency, then all political parties, which earlier used to raise questions on the steps taken by government against black money, united and are crying foul.
“Guilty conscience does prick the mind. Congress, AAP, BSP, SP, TMC, all the opposition parties are trying to sabotage demonetisation. The common man is facing trouble and is standing in long queues to deposit or exchange his hard-earned money, yet he is supporting Modi,” he alleged. “But these people are just crying hoarse. Maybe they have lost something really dear to them. When I see them unite and oppose a just and conscientious move,” he said.
He claimed that according to surveys 85 per cent of the people are supporting the demonetisation move initiated by the Prime Minister. People are facing some difficulty but they are ready to do it for the bright future of the country and they firmly believe that whatever Modi does will be in the interest of the nation, the Punjab BJP chief said.
It’s true that everyone has to unite for the progress of the nation or a state, he said, adding, be it at the Centre or in Punjab, the opposition has always tried to draw political mileage and divide the common man on basis of religion, society and economy. “But people are now aware of these antics and hence, are standing behind him like a rock,” Sampla added.