UP elections: 90 per cent of people suffering, they will teach BJP a lesson, says Mayawati

The PM claims to be a tea vendor but “does not understand what it is to be a poor and to live in shanties”, Maya said.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: November 11, 2016 1:40 pm
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BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday criticised the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, claiming that the poor had been badly affected by the move.

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of imposing an undeclared “economic emergency”, Mayawati told reporters here that the PM’s decision was not meant for public good but for deriving “sadistic pleasure” from the plight of others.

“The Congress imposed political emergency. This government has imposed undeclared economic emergency. Nearly 90 per cent people are suffering because of the decision,” she said.

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She said Tuesday’s announcement had rattled people, who “came out of their houses as if an earthquake had struck. People who wanted petrol had to spend Rs 1,000 because petrol pump owners declined to give change. Family members of sick people were turned away from medical stores. Small traders suffered loss. These people will teach the BJP and Company a lesson in the coming election.”

The PM claims to be a tea vendor but “does not understand what it is to be a poor and to live in shanties”, she said.

Mayawati also accused the BJP of having stashed money abroad —- “enough for contesting elections in the coming 60-70 or even 100 years” —- before the demonetisation was announced. She said that people expect strong steps against corruption and black money but the government’s initiative seemed to be a move to divert people’s attention.

She also questioned the timing of the decision and claimed the move was triggered by the coming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

“Just before UP elections, Modi has realised the problem of black money after remaining in the saddle at the Centre for two-and-a-half years. Ninety per cent people are unhappy with this decision,” she said.

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The former CM demanded that the government disclose the names of “all the people who made their black money white” through the recently concluded income declaration scheme, saying: “Most of these people are from Gujarat and Mumbai. Also, this money has not been distributed among the poor.”

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First Published on: November 11, 2016 3:35 am
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    iweujt
    Nov 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    mayawati ke chu t lt;br/gt;bu r aur mu me kejriwaal mulayam aur rahul ka lan d
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      Archna
      Nov 12, 2016 at 2:27 am
      I think for Better future ,people can face problem for 2 to 3 weeks. I think we should give PM thumsup as despite elections in UP he stillade this announcement not worrying what could be reprucussion of this in election lt;br/gt;He purely thought of betterment of India
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        Chandu Shah
        Nov 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm
        It looks like this woman has a lot of dosh
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Nov 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm
          But Modi shows.more maturity and more dignified than this mayawati. So just shut your mouth.
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            Mayaram
            Nov 11, 2016 at 4:16 am
            "90 per cent of people suffering, they will teach BJP a lesson, says Mayawati" AND THAT 90% IS ONLY ONE PERSON MAYAWATI....LOL...BHENJI...JAISI KARNI WAISE BHARNI..
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              MyTake
              Nov 11, 2016 at 6:37 pm
              What Mayabati is saying 90% of the people are corrupt in UP!
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                MyTake
                Nov 11, 2016 at 9:52 am
                What's the level of degradation of these leaders! How they can fit with humanity? Can they fit at all? It's a shame India produces such leaders out of one billion plus people! Shame! Shame!
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                  Pranab
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 8:53 am
                  Our PM is dng an excellent thng.......vry brave move to remove black money frm our country.....may be people wl face harment,BT itz a good move.....we Indian people hve tendency tht "Jo chal raha h usse chalne ho",bas unka faida hona chahye......chahye India dub jaye es process mei.......... guyz plzzz stop blaming PM
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                    Hitler
                    Nov 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                    Pain ....really...let me share a story...a man after being hit by 14 bullets was being treated in an army hospital.. a critical situation...When his C/o visited and asked him how is he...he said sab badiya saahab...on the process of being treated.....PVC Yogender Yadav...lt;br/gt;So if you just can't face inconvenience for few days to curb black money ,Terror funding...etc...just die...
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                      Sajjanhistory
                      Nov 11, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                      Childs ne bhi aapne aapne gulak tod dale hai.mtlb saf hai new genration apna future modi ko manti hai.jai ho modi.
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                        Sajjanhistory
                        Nov 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm
                        Mayavati ji ko to bikul pareshan hone ki jrurat nhi.vo to dalito ka bhla chahne wali hai.but mere desh ka har aadmi chahe vo kisi bhi dharm .majhab .ya jati ka ho uske liye desh sbse pahle hai.fir bad me aap..fir aapko to taklif nhi honi chahiye.modi ji bas lge rho.pura desh aapke sath khada hai.
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                          Sanjay Kumar
                          Nov 12, 2016 at 3:24 am
                          What better future, madam? BJP can go any length to win election and rattle opsition. It secured its black money through legal ways, first by increasing remittance abroad to USD 250000 and now by changing the notes. what better future? We are forced to get our own hard-earned money.
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                            Tinku
                            Nov 11, 2016 at 10:44 am
                            Up is already ready to teach a lesson to modi-shah..Just wait for 4 months. Yesterday Rajnath singh cancelled meeting due to poor attendance.
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                              person
                              Nov 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                              Mayawati is worried about exchaning those 1000rs garlands that she regularly receives from her poor loyal party workers.
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                                Afzal Amanullah
                                Nov 11, 2016 at 9:01 am
                                I feel proud, peace, respectful to have Narender Modi Ji as our Prime Minister of our country. I salute you Modi Ji in attention position. I love you Modi Ji.
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                                  Ajeet Yadawa
                                  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                                  No need to worry. People are so happy. Its great step taken by PM. This step reduce differences between rich and poor. and people like you who love to wear garland of money are in pain. #SudharJao
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                                    akash
                                    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:51 am
                                    this is allnonse . People understand the lond term benefits of the decision made by government.. its only BSP that is totally unsecured after all their BLACK MONEY iis totally in DANGER...☺☺☺👍
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                                      Alok
                                      Nov 11, 2016 at 8:55 am
                                      up ke ghatiya log aur Kya soch sakte hai,They don't know that by this plan Indian govt is going to get a lot of benefits resulting in our development.
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                                        Ananth
                                        Nov 11, 2016 at 5:41 am
                                        I hope people of UP think otherwise that we got secondary independence from the corrupt people like you and they have started rejoicing it..Shame on you Mayavathi...Ab aapki maya nayi chalegi but modiji ki maya ayi hai and rahega...
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                                          amit
                                          Nov 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm
                                          What mayawati is saying is 90% of opposition parties are suffering because of demonitisation.. She should not worry of people as our people are strong enough to face any difficulty if its good for our childrens and future...
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                                            Anil
                                            Nov 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                                            In such a mive cleanup exercise, there will be certain challenges for short-term and also few evolution ( like deadline extensions till Nov 14th etc ) that might occur. But i personally think it is okay. Please note that it is still only day TWO and we still have few more weeks before the deadline of Dec 30. So there is fair large time. And i am quite sure that as days p by, these ATM issues and banking aspects, will improve. The corrupt politicians want chaos and bad news, to pressurize the govt, to suit their interests. And this is probably one big opportunity for common people like us, to be patient and make this black money recovery exercise successful. Jai Hind.
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