Move to hit trading tickets for cash by SP, BSP: BJP
Taking a jibe at the SP and the BSP, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendar Modi’s decision to demonitise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was a “surgical strike on their business of trading tickets for cash” for the upcoming Assembly elections.
“It is nothing less than a surgical strike on their (SP and BSP) business of trading tickets for cash,” he alleged, adding now elections cannot be won with muscle power and black money.
“How will they (SP and BSP) now sell tickets to aspiring candidates for the elections and collect crores of rupees,” he said.
The decision to demonitise these notes will not affect the day-to-day affairs of common people. But it is a big blow to those hiding crores of black money, he claimed.
“Leaders of the SP and BSP have only looted public money during their respective regimes and have amassed huge wealth.
There was no development in the state as the money earmarked for it was siphoned-off by them,” he alleged.
The Prime Minister’s decision will check the menace of fake currency being smuggled into the country by Pakistan to disrupt the Indian economy, he alleged.
“Even they (Pakistan) will not be able to finance terrorism in our country,” Maurya added.
Lashing out at the Congress, the state BJP chief said, “It has looted the country for almost 60 years. There was no difference in the working of SP, BSP and Congress.”
Maurya claimed BJP would win over 300 seats in the 2017 UP elections and will have a majority government.