December 5, 2016 12:08:57 pm
Senior leaders of right-wing group Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his demonetisation decision and said the scheme will be the beginning of the end of his rule. As per a report in TOI, the members also called PM Modi anti-Hindu.
The leaders, according to the report, said that the decision was taken right before the season of Hindu marriages and on the other hand BJP ministers were promoting Islamic banks in the country.
“It was announced just before the Hindu wedding season. Thousands of families were forced to borrow money from their friends and relatives, some others had to postpone, curtail or even cancel the ceremonies. At the same time, leaders of the so called Hindutva party were busy promoting Islamic banking in the country,” the TOI report quoted national general secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey as saying.
She also said that the policy was not affecting the rich but poor were suffering because of it. On the other hand, its Uttar Pradesh spokesperson Ashok Kumar Pandey raised doubts over surgical strikes and said that if it happened, it did not do any good for the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the announcement of demonetisation policy on November 8 under which old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were suspended. New Rs 2,000 and 500 notes were introduced by RBI.
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