BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “emotionally blackmailing” people through the statement that he had left his family for the nation, saying it does not entitle him to take “half-baked decisions causing pain to the public”.
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In a statement, she said Modi often tries to emotionally blackmail people, and he had made a similar emotive appeal after the attack on Dalits in Una, Gujarat, but it did not lead to a solution.
Mayawati said people are suffering because of the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
“The poor, farmers, labourers, traders, employees and other working people are facing problems. They are spending their whole time in saving their money. Why are they being punished for the honesty?” she asked.
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Mayawati said if the PM understood the “daily struggle of people”, he would not have taken such a “hurried decision”, and would have now tried to mend the situation.