A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi arrived at a bank in Gujarat’s Gandhi Nagar to exchange banned currency notes, many political figures from different parties have commented on the same. As per a news agency, UP Cabinet Minister Azam Khan has recently said that if he would have known about Modi’s mother standing in bank queue to exchange old currencies, he would have never let her do that. Rather, he would have stood in line for her (Mujhe pata hota ki PM ki Mataji line mein lag rahi hain toh main khud jakar lagta, unhe nhi jaane deta).
Calling it a political stunt, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, too, yesterday attacked the PM for making his 96-year-old mother stand in a line at a bank. He said it was not appropriate of the Prime Minister to do so.
However, the 96-year-old waited for her turn at the bank counter at a time when opposition parties are leaving no stones unturned to critisize Modi and his government for the inconvenience caused to the public. On Monday, during during a large rally in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi said that he is pained by the inconvenience faced by the people and have urged to the nation to be patient for 50 more days.
Azam Khan also said that those coming to banks with black money should have their faces blackened, so they don’t come again, they won’t step out of house. The entire nation is going through a severe cash crush and have been forced to stand in long queues to exchange or withdraw cash from banks or ATMs. More than $45 billion of old notes were deposited in banks in the first five days since the ban was announced.