Lucknow, Nov 8: On the demonetisation anniversary day, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the “hasty and immature” decision had hurt millions of poor in the country “very dearly”.
In a statement, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said the wiping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 higher currency notes on November 8 last year had put the common man in huge discomfort and added that people were still reeling under the aftermath of sudden note ban.
She also lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for observing November 8 as “anti-black money day” and recommended that they should rather observe it as “sorry for demonetization day”.
The former UP Chief Minister said the note ban move was cosmetic and aimed at hoodwinking Indian citizens on action against graft and added that the “Paradise Papers” had “exposed” the BJP and its leaders on their claimed commitment against corruption at high places.
She alleged that only top notch businessmen and industrialists, were benefited with centre’s decision of note ban, instead of wiping out corruption in the country.
The BSP chief claimed that it was her party that spoke “factually and technically correctly” on the bane of demonetization, something that was now being proved as correct after one year.
Will the BJP now seek forgiveness of the people of India for their folly, she went on to ask and said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would continue to expose the wrong policies of Modi government before the people of the country.