Sitaram Yechury targets PM Narendra Modi over demonetisation, dubs him as ‘Tughlaq’

"Barely 20-25% of cash demand being met in Metros. Rural areas even worse. While Tughlaq goes missing after his firman," Yechury tweeted.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 2:19 pm
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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, dubbing him as “Tughlaq” who had “gone missing” after issuing a farman (order). “Barely 20-25% of cash demand being met in Metros. Rural areas even worse. While Tughlaq goes missing after his firman,” Yechury tweeted.

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Latching on to media reports, Yechury sought to pick holes in the November 8 decision as he noted that 29 crore out of the 30 crore Rupay card holders have never used their cards in a swipe machine. Referring to a report on surfacing of two variants of Rs 500 currency notes, the Marxist leader also took a dig at Modi, saying it was the “Prime Minister’s way” of stopping circulation of fake currency.

Taking the nation by surprise, PM Modi had on November 8 announced demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes with effect from midnight.

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First Published on: November 25, 2016 1:19 pm
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    ashok s
    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:04 am
    No doubt the demonetization move was a good move, but seeing various misconducts in process is a really a sad sad atmosphere. Till today he was supposed to inform the nation how were objective s met upon , but he failed the netizens and nation. So siorrry
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      ashok s
      Nov 25, 2016 at 8:51 am
      Stupid see English, btst son of English man and bihari Mom
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        Deshu
        Nov 25, 2016 at 10:38 am
        Sitaram YechuriMP from Rajya Sabha has only one Moto in Public life to disturb proceedings of Rajya Sabha and remain in limelight.He is in picture during three sessions of Rajya Sabha for 2-3 months in a year and he will see as how to stall proceedings or disturb proceedings by raising some technical points.Therefore let us not expect better work from him except disturbances in RS.Once session is over then he is being ignored completely by all.
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          vijaykumar
          Nov 25, 2016 at 9:15 am
          Left has no role left in Indian politics. These people should visit China and Russia for refreshing their intellect
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            SATISH
            Nov 25, 2016 at 8:35 am
            If Yachury bs modi as "Tughlaq", What is he??? He shamelessly supported "bharat barbadi" shouters at JNU. So, We can obviously call him "Traitor"!!
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              Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
              Nov 25, 2016 at 9:32 am
              Everybody wanted to stop the role of black money in elections. But no one suggested any effective mechanism. Demonitisation is the best way to do it in short run. In the long run by making check, draft, e transfer for all dealings more than say 1 lakh. There is little chance of black money being used in the coming UP, Punjab elections due to the Government's bold initiatives. It appears that opposition including communists have a vested interest in corruption and black money.
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                Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
                Nov 25, 2016 at 9:27 am
                This man is a parasite leading a cozy life in Delhi at the cost of public without doing any work. His only work seems to be making cynical statements.
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                  Kiran
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 11:47 am
                  Even during the days when Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat, when put to severe test of character on various issues by the entire political spectrum across all parties, he never lost his cool maintained decorum, and never took names on anybody. He just went on with his business, and kept his cool.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now these mediocre so called opposition, who still have access inspite of their behavior, cannot even maintain decorum of the seats they are provided in public life. And they call themselves as ideology representatives. Atleast Manmohan has the dignity, to point out the drawbacks of the steps being taken, while at the same time, agrees the steps being taken are a must.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shame shame Mr Yechury, I am ashamed, that you come from my state.
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                    dskygirl
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:21 am
                    Yechury, you are a Marxist, you don't need money, remember?!
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                      l s
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 9:37 am
                      Anti-national Yechuri, why are you still in politics. You made enough money all these years. Now, for God's sake get out of the political stage of India. Citizens of this country do not need you any more. Pl. take VRS. Get out.
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                        L bhadrapati Devi
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 8:46 am
                        Relevance of CPM in the Indian context is shamble because their political agenda is against the best national interest. They promote equal distribution of poverty and underdevelopment so as to retain their vote bank. Yechury, grow up very soon, otherwise year down the line no left is available to croak in the parliament and media.
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                          manoj
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 11:32 am
                          You are hardline Marxist but how your name is Sita Ram, amazing!
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                            mathimathi
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm
                            What jumla Party could do it when in opposition party during UPA rule disturbed proceedings of Rajya Sabha lok sabha . Bhakta.
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                              mathimathi
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm
                              bhakta call him as sita ravana Yechury For supporting Marxism china while Modi is ram.
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                                mathimathi
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm
                                yeah feku is a ‘Tughlaq’ very soon people of Hindustan will realize IT.!!
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                                  PURUSHOTTAM
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 9:10 am
                                  He is upset because there was a flood of money in banks in Badal affected area in Chhattisgadh, Bangla, Kerala and Tripura and banks have earmarked the money with red alert. Don't be impressed by his polished language and tears for the poor. Scan him and you will find a terrorist.
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                                    rahul
                                    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:32 am
                                    PM is speaking to the people of the country who elected him...you all back-door entries in Rajya Sabha is only wanting him to address you to satisfy bloated egos of the likes of yechuri, who cannot even win a Lok Sabha seat...
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                                      sk
                                      Nov 25, 2016 at 8:28 am
                                      You too Yechury? I thought it was only the gundhis who had looted the country. Your words amply say that you too have black money. Shame on you!
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                                        Bala
                                        Nov 25, 2016 at 9:49 am
                                        This man ably supported by IE daily gets space for his stories and antics, Another joker Tiwari said the same thing on Nov.8th, Communists are tuglaq withour any policy other than opposing any got in power, they looted West Bengal for 20 years and took the people of bengal backward
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                                          sumaguru
                                          Nov 25, 2016 at 8:48 am
                                          The guy is mentally imbalanced. Needs serious counselling where in he can be told that communism is done with all over the world for good. Good fro nothing s clinging on to some Juric era ideas that have clically failed.
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                                            Sammy
                                            Nov 25, 2016 at 8:39 am
                                            Tuqhlak tum ho Sitaram Yechury. Try and win some more seats in the Lok Sabha next time around. Modi ji won the mandate you did not Tughlak.
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