BJP should declare polls as referendum on note ban: Cong
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday dared BJP to declare Assembly polls in five states as a referendum on demonetisation if it was confident that the move has helped in checking terrorism, black money, naxalism and drugs menace. Claiming that demonetisation brought instability in the country, he said "even leaders from BJP are openly admitting that demonetisation is a failed move".
Pilot, who is Rajasthan PCC chief, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the public who is responsible for the deaths of 125 people, who lost their lives while standing in queue to withdraw money from banks.
"If BJP is so confident that demonetisation has helped in checking terrorism, black money, naxalism, drugs then it should declare it as a referendum in the poll bound five states," the former union minister said here.
Maintaining that Congress' campaign in poll-bound states is "cohesive and positive", he said the party rebels were not a serious threat as they have already been rejected by the people.