Akhilesh criticises execution, Rahul urges partymen to help
Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday that the notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 would be just “worthless piece of paper”, there’s been chaos among normal people to get rid of those notes as soon as possible.
The banks have been hosting serpentine queues of people for the exchange of notes. While many have lauded the bold move, a large chunk of people have criticised the implementation of the move.
A number of politicians have spoken of the hardships that the common people are having to face because of the sudden demonetisation.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday, appealed to his party workers to help people standing in queues at banks and ATMs due to the demonetization move.
“It is my appeal to all the Congress workers that they should help people in queues outside banks, especially senior citizens and the ones finding it difficult to fill the form,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
“Apart from this, if you come across any poor people having problems in depositing the money, offer complete help,” he said.
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday, trained his guns yet again on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, terming it a very ill-executed scheme.
Pointing out how the poor man and the common people were being put to trouble standing in long queues and still not getting their own hard earned money, Yadav while speaking at a media event said that the whole world seems to be standing in lines, giving up their work, daily chores and even skipping meals.
The scheme against black money is not only badly planned but rolled out in an even worse manner, he contended. He also trashed allegations against his government and said that the Samajwadi Party (SP) government had ushered in all-round development in the state while other parties only made promises.
“We have started Metro Rail projects in four cities, are rolling out a scheme to give free smartphones to people, given laptops to meritorious students and have even helped the farmers, the small-time traders and created an environment of positivity,” he said.
Hailing the surprising move, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, on Saturday, said that the decision was the final nail in the coffin against black money. “With this decision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a drive against black money, corruption and terrorism, and the decision will prove to be the last nail in the coffin against black money.”