Note ban a ‘nuclear bomb’ strike on country: Shiv Sena targets PM

The Sena noted that beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who allegedly owe banks crores of rupees, had never had his loans from DCC banks.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 18, 2017 7:11 pm
note-ban PM Modi declared demonetisation on Nov 8 in a move to curb black money. (File)

In a vitriolic attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Shiv Sena today said he had dropped a “nuclear bomb” on the country through the decision and turned the economy into “Hiroshima-Nagasaki”, the Japanese cities devastated by the US during the World War II.

“Modi appears to be not in a mood to listen to anybody today… Deaf and dumb parrots have been installed in the council of ministers and a similar RBI Governor has been appointed, who have let the nation’s economy shake in its roots,” an editorial in Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.

The junior partner of the BJP compared the fallout of demonetisation on the country’s economy to the US nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.


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“Even ASSOCHAM has concluded that 40 lakh jobs have been lost post-demonetisation and that the number will rise in future. This means that by dropping the nuclear bomb of note ban, Modi has turned the Indian economy into Hiroshima, Nagasaki. We are very worried about the nation’s future,” it said.

Recalling Modi’s statement during a recent visit to Maharashtra that he used to seek Sharad Pawar’s advice on matters of governance, Sena said that had the PM consulted the NCP chief on demonetisation, he would have advised him not to insult the co-operative movement, which is the backbone of rural economy.

“The backbone of farmers has been broken and nobody is there to ask about their condition. By barring district co-operative (DCC) banks from exchanging old notes, all such banks have been labelled corrupt,” the editorial said.

Farmers use DCC banks for their daily transactions and if the government thinks these farmers are black-marketers, it has no right to say ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ slogan, the party said.

The Sena noted that beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who allegedly owe banks crores of rupees, had never had his loans from DCC banks.

“We are pained to see that the paces of lives of people has been derailed,” it added.

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    PN badri
    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:45 am
    Criticism from ally better late than never. Unfortunately TN ruling party AIADMK maintain stoic silence on De Mo issue is highly condemnable due to fear of CBI/IT raids on ruling party Menard their ociates. Insensitive to TN people hardship due to Modi government sponsored cash crunch. 95%plus ATMs almost dead for the past 10weeks.
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      KG. Murugan
      Jan 18, 2017 at 10:48 am
      After “Hiroshima-Nagasaki” bombing an has become world's strong economic power. People of an have taken an owe to rebuild the country and they have did it. Same way Indian economy also will improve. Of course there will some wounds to lick.