New Delhi, Nov 14: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall immediately restore the demonetization of high-value currency.
Kejriwal said that “jail those with illegal Swiss bank accounts.”
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that if the lack cash in the banks continues there will be a problem of law and order problem. “If law and order problems crop up, it will become difficult to control the situation, Modiji,” an aggressive Kejriwal told the media.
Kejriwal said that “I urge the Prime Minister to take back his decision” to demonetize notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 as it has created trouble for the common people.
Earlier in Goa, Modi said that he needs just 50 more days for smoothing the problems caused by the dramatic demonetization.
“Does this mean that the markets will remain closed for the next 50 days? How can farmers survive? Will people keep standing in queues for 50 days? He is only giving an emotional speech.”
Kejriwal asserted that Prime Minister should jail “his friends” first – those who have accounts in Swiss bank.
“People expect you to take action against them,” he said. “Once you jail the corrupt, corruption will automatically end. But first roll back this decision. Give up your pride. You can re-introduce the scheme later with proper planning.”
Kejriwal narrated that even Modi in his speech at Goa acknowledged that only a few lakh people were dishonest out of 1.25 billion. “Then why was the whole country being punished?” he asked.
He warned that the national economy was sliding because of the crisis, as evident from the serpentine queues outside all banks and ATMs across the country and the way business had been impacted everywhere.
Calling the demonetization a “very poorly implemented scheme”, Kejriwal said: “Ever since this order has come, there is panic in every household.”
The panic, he said, had only increased after Modi’s statement in Goa asking people to bear with their problems for 50 more days.
Kejriwal also asked Modi to apologize for saying in Goa that people involved in scams were standing in queues outside banks.
“He has made fun of the common man. He must apologize for that, “ the AAP leader said.
Kejriwal informed that the transport industry had said that it has no money to pay drivers. “If the transport sector is affected, how will people get basic essentials?”