PM is scared to face Parl over demonetisation: CM
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the PM is scared to face Parliament on the issue of demonetisation.
He also appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to direct Modi to attend Parliament.
“The President should direct the Prime Minister to attend Parliament. This is the first Prime Minister who is so scared of facing the Parliament,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Taunting Modi over his comments of poor people peacefully sleeping, Kejriwal said that the reality was jus the opposite.
“It is the poor who are camping outside banks and it is Modi’s friends who are sleeping peacefully,” he said.
Kejriwal called the November 8 decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1,000 notes a poorly planned scheme and asked the government to stop being adamant and withdraw it immediately.
In the process, he said, there was chaos all around the country as people were mobbing banks to exchange or deposit their old currency.
“Do you find black marketers in the queues? Or rich people? Those in the queues are traders, rickshaw pullers, autorickshaw drivers, farmers, workers. Are these the people with black money?” asked Kejriwal. “It is beyond our understanding how corruption and black money can be fought by introducing 2,000 rupees notes in place of the outgoing 1,000 rupee notes?” he further added.