Hitting out at the parties criticising the Centre’s demonetisation decision, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said they are only “exposing themselves” as anyone who is clean has no reason to oppose the move.
“BJP leaders are not worried with this (demonetisation) move. Those who have black money they are rattled. If they are clean then why they are opposing this move.
“Mayawati, Congress, Samajwadi Party, Mamata, Communists, Kejriwal...all are raising hue and cry (over demonetisation).
Why are you all crying foul? Why are you exposing yourself before the public?” he told BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally in SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Lok Sabha constituency.
“Akhilesh bhai (Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav)...what are you concerned about? We did not have black money so there is no question of it going away. In just one stroke, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rendered the notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 useless,” Shah said in his typical style.
He said all the money with terrorists, drug mafia, naxals and corrupt black marketeers has been reduced to mere scrap.
“People have to stand in queues and we too are concerned ...when big decisions are taken they give some problems but it makes the lives of others happy,” Shah said, adding this(step) will bring down inflation and check black marketing and all fake currency notes from Pakistan will become useless.
With demonetisation move creating hardships to the people in the middle of marriage and sowing seasons, the BJP chief said the prime minister on Thursday allowed withdrawals up to Rs 2.5 lakh for weddings and up to Rs 50,000 for farmers.
Besides, farmers who have taken crop loan or have Kisan Credit Card can withdraw Rs 25,000 per week.