Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday said that the decision was taken for political gains.
Taking a dig at Modi, the BSP chief said that the PM was scared to address the Opposition in Parliament as the demonetisation drive had brought nothing but economic emergency causing suffering among the common people.
While opposing the move, Mayawati said that her party did it for the sake of the nation and not for any political benefit. Accusing PM Modi of emotionally blackmailing people by shedding tears, Mayawati said: “Leaving his home for the nation was a matter to be appreciated but that doesn’t mean that he would annoy the people of the country by saying that some people want to kill him after demonetisation.”
Mayawati added there was no tension on the faces of BJP leaders after the demonetisation move as they had enough time to adjust their black money beforehand. “If there were to be riots in the country because of the demonetisation move only Modi would be responsible for it,” Mayawati said.
Daring the Prime Minister to dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections, Mayawati said that the PM’s survey on demonetisation is “fake and sponsored”. She further said: “The survey of Modiji is fake and sponsored. If he has guts then he should dissolve the Lok Sabha and face elections, then only real survey can be done.”
Meanwhile, with the agriculture produce wholesale market and livestock food market taking the beating of currency demonetisation, the daily wage labourer class, especially the migrant labourers, are the worst hit. The city’s railway stations and intern-state bus terminus are witnessing scores of workers and labourers waiting in a queue to head home.
In the past one week, the national Capital, which is home to over 1,00,000 migrant labourers, has witnessed mass exodus of migrant labourers due to note ban. While the contractors are weighed down over the scrapping of most circulated high-value denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, the labourers feel that they have been punched hard in the stomach.