Mayawati criticized BJP’s move and warned them about the consequences in UP elections
Mayawati, BSP chief has criticised demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on Thursday ,meanwhile claiming that the poor had been badly affected by the move and this would be reflected in UP elections.
While accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also his government of further imposing an undeclared “economic emergency”, Mayawati had told the reporters that the PM’s decision was not meant for any type of public good but for deriving “sadistic pleasure” from the plight of other people.
“The Congress had imposed political emergency. However, this government has imposed an undeclared economic emergency. Nearly 90 per cent of the people are suffering because of his decision,” she said.
She also said that Tuesday’s announcement had further rattled people, who “came out of their houses as if an earthquake had struck them. People who wanted petrol had to now spend Rs 1,000 because petrol pump owners have declined to give change. Family members of the sick people were turned away from medical stores. Small traders have suffered major loss. These people will teach the BJP and Company a lesson in the coming UP election.”
PM does not understand the plight of poor people
The PM had claimed to be a tea vendor but “does not further understand what it is to be a poor and to live in shanties”, she said.
Mayawati has also accused the BJP of having stashed money abroad —- “enough for contesting elections in the coming 60-70 or even 100 years” —- before the demonetisation was announced. She said that the people expect some strong steps against corruption and black money but the government’s initiative had seemed to be a move to divert people’s attention.
She further questioned the timing of the decision and had claimed that the move was triggered by the coming UP elections.
Mayawati has demanded that the government should disclose the names of “all the people who made their black money white” through the recently concluded income declaration scheme that said: “Most of these people are from Gujarat and Mumbai. Also, this money has not been distributed among the poor.”