PM Modi not ready to accept reality of demonetisation, GST impact: Akhilesh Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also accused the BJP of misleading the people on issues such as the loan waiver for farmers and corruption.

By: PTI | Mathura | Updated: October 8, 2017 7:31 pm
PM Modi, Narendra Modi, Akhilesh yadav, Uttar Pradesh chief minister, demonetisation, GST, India news, indian express news Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav speaks during the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Yadav Dharmshala in Vrindavan, Mathura on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Slamming the Centre over demonetisation and the GST, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said today that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not prepared to accept the reality of their impact. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also accused the BJP of misleading the people on issues such as the loan waiver for farmers and corruption.

Yadav, while addressing the people at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Yadav Dharmshala in Vrindaban, said there was no other party that “lies as much as the BJP does”.

From luring farmers with the loan waiver scheme to corruption and increasing the income of the common man, the BJP has “deliberately mislead the people to the extent that my party could not come to power,” Yadav said. He alleged that during the elections in UP, the BJP did not give the specifics of the loan waiver scheme for farmers and later riders after riders were introduced which resulted in the majority being deprived of the benefits.

Yadav claimed that demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) had forced the people to come out on the road. While small traders have been badly hit due to demonetisation and the GST, the youth have been rendered unemployed, he alleged.

It is sad that the Prime Minister is not prepared to accept the true picture of the impact of demonetisation and GST, Yadav said. He also dismissed the Prime Minister’s assertion that corruption has been eradicated after demonetisation.

BJP claims that by 2022, it would ensure that the income of farmers would double but so far the reverse has happened, he alleged.

In spite of the claim of Yogi Adityanath’s government in UP that it has allotted Rs 400 crores for potato growers, Yadav claimed the potato growers of Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Agra and Mathura were not even getting the cost price for their produce.

“The farmers are not even getting the advantage of Kisan Durghatna Yojna,” he claimed. He held the UP government responsible for the death of children at a Gorakhpur hospital.

The government data shows the death toll of the children in Gorakhpur as 60 but the fact is that it is in hundreds, Yadav claimed. Families, which had been waiting for an issue for the last eight years, also lost their babies, he said.

The worst part of incident was that those affected were not provided any relief, while the Samajwadi Party has given relief of Rs two lakh to the victim’s families, Yadav said.

In his address, he also backed the demand of reservation for the Yadavs. “We don’t was to deprive the claim of anyone, however Yadavs may be given reservation on the basis of their population,” the former chief minister said.

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  1. S
    Oct 9, 2017 at 5:40 am
    Akhilesh and Rahul and Laloo not willing to accept bad effects of political party dynasties in democracies.
    1. S
      Oct 9, 2017 at 3:22 am
      He has stopped you and your party from using the black money you'll have been ding since time immemorial.
      1. D
        Oct 9, 2017 at 2:48 am
        2019 Election agenda of all opposition parties v/s BJP: Demonetization and GST. Like in 2014 you all measurably failed with Modi-Hate campaign, you are measurably failing in 2019 if you go these issues.
        1. A
          Oct 9, 2017 at 12:48 am
          The main objective of demonetization was to get black money. In this the government has failed according to RBI statistics that all the currency is has been deposited. What demonetization did was led to slow down of economic growth resulting in higher unemployment than otherwise would have been. Otherwise why would the government be talking about stimulus? Demonetization has not worked in past in India and there was no reason to think it would work this time. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing and expect a different result!! Common man was unnecessarily inconvenienced and a number of people lost their lives. Finally, demonetization demonstrates that people should not keep their hard earned savings in indian rupees which can be demonetized at the whim and fancy of Prime Minister. Indian rupee is a paper money not backed by anything of value and the long term track record of fiat currencies world wide is 100 failure i.e. reaching its intrinsic value - zero.