Stiff deposit rules: AAP calls PM Modi ‘confused’, ‘incompetent’

The party also accused the BJP-led NDA government of resorting to "economic terrorism".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 20, 2016 5:30 pm
narendra Modi, AAm aadmi party, Modi bank deposits, Modi demonetisation, AAP demonetisation A woman takes rest next to a queue outside an ATM in Nehru Place, New Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Oinam Anand)

Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday termed Prime minister Narendra Modi “confused and incompetent”, who, it said, “changes his own decision everyday”, after the Centre tightened rules for depositing scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in bank accounts. The party also accused the BJP-led NDA government of resorting to “economic terrorism” which has allegedly claimed lives of over 100 people. Coming out with 59 circulars relating to regulations pertaining to notes-ban in less than 50 days “proves that the Prime Minister does not know what he is doing, and changes his own decision everyday,” AAP leader Ashutosh said.

Tightening rules for depositing demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the government had yesterday said individuals can deposit over Rs 5,000 in old currency bills only once until December 30 and that too after explaining why it has not been done so far. Initially, after banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, the government had allowed people to deposit scrapped currency notes in bank accounts till December 30 and there was no limit to the amount that can be deposited.

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“The finance minister (Arun Jaitley) and the Prime Minister have been consistently urging people not to rush to deposit old notes as the deadline is December 30. Now there are new curbs. So were the Prime Minister and the finance minister lying then or are they misleading the people now,” Ashutosh asked. AAP’s Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey alleged the Union government is busy undertaking public relations exercise, but does not answer questions related to demonetisation nor is it giving any correct picture of the on-going “crisis”.

“This is nothing, but economic terrorism, which has allegedly taken lives of over 100 people. Will the government ever accept responsibility for the loss of lives,” he asked.

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  1. P
    Dec 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    Khajuri chor h ...water metre pe ghoos kha k mehnga bikwata h
    1. R
      Dec 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm
      Kejri sir is right. This government led by a bunch of jokers (Feku, Jhootley, Shah etc.) has no idea what it’s doing. It can only take diktats from Ambani, Adani and Mallya etc.
      1. R
        Dec 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
        What's wrong in what AAP said. Bhakts,Don't sulk
        1. D
          Dev Verma
          Dec 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm
          For sure PM's intelligence had made many people confused who are born incompetent,uncapable filthy A..H's
          1. F
            Dec 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm
            1. G
              Dec 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm
              Go and replace your old radio ,come on man come up with something new
              1. R
                Dec 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm
                Has AAP still left with Black Money?
                1. M
                  Dec 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                  Perhaps AAP is right. Rules laid out for demonetization is not consistent. Every day it is changing. While announcing the scheme, PM said, you have time up to 31.12.2016 to deposit old currency with bank. Now they made a u turn. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;One interesting announcement, there will be no limit for withdrawal from bank, if the deposits are made in new currency. When no currency is in the system, who will make a deposit in currency with bank. Just a Jhumlalt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For marriages 2.5 lakhs can be with drawn, provided affidavits from the cook, grocery shop, flower vendor, band party etc. confirming that, they will take only cash, have to be submitted with bank. How many people got this 2.5 lakhs for marriages. Many marriages were postponed or conducted with a few thousands. Are the people were applying for a loan from bank. They were asking for their own money. Another Jhumla. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Only an incompetent can make out such rules, which are practically impossible to enforce.
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