Raj Thackeray accuses Narendra Modi of ‘double speak’ on demonetisation

A Bench led by Chief Justice TS Thakur noted that people have started becoming “frantic” for money, braving queues for hours.

By: ANI | Mumbai | Updated: November 19, 2016 5:29 pm
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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “double speak” on demonetisation.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced demonetisation to bring out black money and the BJP’s Janardan Reddy is spending Rs 500 crores on his daughter’s wedding,” he said.“Even the Supreme Court has shown its concern that the situation of demonetisation may turn into riots, I have also shared the same concern a few days back. If this demonetisation on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 rupee notes fails, then the country will go 20-25 years back,” he added.

Thackeray took dig at the Prime Minister after his meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar saying, “In the morning, he (Prime Minister) gave an emotional speech in Goa on black money, and in evening, he praised Sharad Pawar, and says I came into politics holding Sharad Pawar’s fingers. Even Ajit Pawar came into politics holding Sharad Pawar’s fingers.” Questions are being raised as to why the income tax department is not investigating the source of funding of former minister and mining czar G Janardhan Reddy’s daughter’s wedding held in Bengaluru’s posh Palace Grounds on Wednesday, causing huge embarrassment to the BJP top brass.

The apex court on Friday warned that there “may be riots” and refused the government’s plea to stay cases filed against demonetisation in high courts and lower courts across the country, saying ‘how can we shut our doors to people when there is a problem of such magnitude.”

A Bench led by Chief Justice TS Thakur noted that people have started becoming “frantic” for money, braving queues for hours. The very fact that cases are being filed in courts all over is a signal that the problem is “serious and of magnitude,” he observed.

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  1. H
    Nov 20, 2016 at 3:31 am
    No pain. No gain. You won't get anything without suffering. Even a mother undergoes lot of pain to give birth. All beautiful things in this world requires some sort of suffering, hardwork,....
    1. A
      Dec 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm
      The people complaining are people who have black money. Me, as a law abiding ordinary citizen, do not mind standing in line and cooperate with Mr. Modi and his government. The corrupt politicians point out to the villagers. The villagers need to learn to use the modern systems and catch up to live in this modern world.
      1. A
        arun dass
        Nov 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm
        he is an oppotunist Thug
        1. S
          Nov 20, 2016 at 5:08 am
          No one except the banks would be gaining, banks have looted in name of corporate loans and govt fooling us in name of corruption and black money reviving and filling the banks with our hard earned money and cycle would go on . It's nothing but capitalist running the country
          1. Jubel D'Cruz
            Nov 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm
            Every Indian is suffering because of Modi.
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