Over continuing public distress following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra Modi led central government, and amid heated political uproar following the ban on notes, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan, today criticized the Prime Minister claiming that even while the new currency notes are not reaching the people, Modi’s voice is reaching everywhere through the PM ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
In a statement to ANI, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said, “The Prime Minister is not listening to even those who listen his ‘Mann Ki baat’ radio show.”
Claiming that he had never considered Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister but rather a ‘badhshah’ (King), Azam Khan criticized Modi over not listening to public distress, stating that ‘badhshah’ acts like this.
Earlier, yesterday, following the inauguration of a water treatment plant in Uttar Pradesh, Khan criticized the newly implemented demonetisation policy, claiming that the ban on notes had made an negative impact on the economic conditions, leaving thousands of workers jobless.
Citing the rise in the flow of black money in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8, had initiated the demonetisation policy, following which there had been a ban on old currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. There had been a chaotic situation among the people of the country since the implementation of the anti-graft policy and even after more than a month, till then, cash-starved people had been seen standing in never-ending queues, waiting for hours outside banks and ATMs, even as the money machines run out of cash.