Poor under stress, PM wants them to learn mobile wallet: Mayawati

She also dismissed Modi’s rally at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh as a “flop show” with “paid gathering”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 28, 2016 1:27 am
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong pro-poor pitch on the currency ban decision, BSP chief Mayawati criticised the prime Minister for advocating a cashless – or a less-cash – economy and accused him of “putting the poor to great inconvenience” through the decision. She also dismissed Modi’s rally at Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh as a “flop show” with “paid gathering”.

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Despite an “emergency-like situation” in the country for 19 days after the decision to ban currency of higher denomination, the Prime Minister is repeatedly avoiding discussion on the problems the people are facing, “which shows his anti-poor and anti-people mindset”, she said.

By advocating online banking, mobile wallets and such cashless transactions, the BSP chief said, the Prime Minister is compelling the poor to switch to such modes, when access to them is not universal.

“There is a lack of basic amenities in the country and price rise is at its peak but the people are being forced to learn proficiency in technology and netbanking, and so forth, while the Central government appears favourably disposed towards the big crocodiles holding black money,” Mayawati said. She alleged that the Prime Minister has not fulfilled even one-fourth of his promises. His promises, she said, are “not to be trusted”.

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    Dharamvir Saihgal
    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:26 am
    This certainly is a paid news,since the reporter here,has very cleverly highlighted the allegations,made by somebody,who has lost herself. The news has been framed and shaped to order, and presented in such a way as may look genuine. These days she is so desperate and all alone by herself ,that she is sure to find some solace,after such a news is published.May the reporter's efforts and sympathetic expressions be successful.
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      Atis Mitra
      Nov 28, 2016 at 1:44 am
      mayavati and her alikes have taught them the virtues of Ambedkar statues, which can be installed in land grab
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        Adrian Akau
        Nov 28, 2016 at 3:02 am
        PM is concerned with self-image and does not see his job as to serve the people. He refuses to open his eyes to the suffering of the people and harm to the economy but is more like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand.
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          ashok s
          Nov 28, 2016 at 12:57 am
          There is some sense when she talks , better then other opposition. Yes ground reality is that even in urban areas many shops don't have swipe machines. Many don't have debit cards.
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            Sithanthi Alfred
            Nov 28, 2016 at 5:03 am
            The more the 'disconnect' of the BJP under Modi with the general public ,the better for the Opposition.The 'demonetization' program which was meant to pleasantly surprise Modi's war against 'black money' has back fired to such an extent,his chances of ever coming back in 2019 is virtually nil.The PR of BJP under Modi has taken so much for granted,it is imagining itself in possession of the 'moon' but they are in for a very rude shock,will be reduced to four seats,not even 44.
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              Nov 28, 2016 at 1:18 am
              POOR peope are samrter then Mayawati...Looks at her....She already looted POOR
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                Devendra Singh
                Nov 27, 2016 at 10:29 pm
                she would have to dismiss election results too. As there is o way she can do better than 2nd.
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                  jay desouza
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 12:06 am
                  poor buffalow, lost all cash. Readers are happy to see the pain all politicians are suffering
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