Political heavyweights from across the country on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government’s step to demonetise Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. Major political parties, which included Communist Party Of India-Marxist (CPI(M)), Congress, Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), voiced their opposition to the currency demonetisation and black money crackdown initiated by the Centre.
Here is what the parties said:
Congress has criticised the demonetiasation move from day 1 since it has been implemented. Congress called the move anti-poor. While party vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that the move has troubled Common man of India. While Party spokesperson Anand Sharma said move has brought financial chaos and anarchy in the country.
Aam Aadmi Party
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the trouble cost to common man after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. “Yesterday PM Modi took blessings of Sharad Pawar to fight against black money, no irony can be bigger than that,” said Kejriwal in the Press Conference. The Delhi CM added that an emergency session of the state assembly has been called for tomorrow. Kejriwal made the comments after chairing a special cabinet session at his residence.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee once again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Centre’s demonetisation move on Monday. She said that move has hit the poor of country badly, adding that the statement issued by PM is “bad in taste”. “The poor of this country can’t sleep peacefully, centre’s move has hit the PM,” she said.
Communist Party of India-Marxist
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday questioned the impact of the step to combat black money. He further said that the Centre should allow old high-value denominations for public utility to give some relief to the people.
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Bahujan Samaj Party
Training guns at PM, BSP supremo Mayawati termed the move as anti-farmer. “Prime Minister should have made adequate preparations before scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes,” she said.
Besides this, Congress and seven other opposition parties today held a meeting on Monday to come-up with a joint strategy to counter the government over various issues including demonetisation. The meet was held to churn-out a joint strategy against government ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning November 16. Leaders of TMC, RJD, JD-U, CPI, CPI-M, JMM and YSR Congress met the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad in his room in Parliament House and discussed the strategy on how to unitedly take on the government in view of the hardships faced by the common man after the denomination of high-valued notes.