BJP president Amit Shah on Friday praised the government’s demonetisation step on old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and said that the government took the step after due deliberations. Speaking at a press conference, the BJP president said that the step will not only help in reducing flow of black money in the country but only help in the development of the country’s economy.
Amit Shah further said that only those who have accumulated undeclared assets will only have to face the brunt and added that the step was a big blow to terrorists, naxalities, fake currency and hawala operators.
He also took a dig at the Opposition parties, who had criticised the move since last Tuesday’s announcement of the step and said that they have actually exposed themselves. Amit Shah parties like SP, BSP, TMC, AAP and Congress to make it clear on whether they are with or against terrorists.
On Thursday, Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had said that the “sudden ban” on high denomination notes showed the NDA government did not keep the plight of people in mind and took the decision with an eye on Assembly elections.
On the same day, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of informing his associates and party members about this decision a week ago so that they could dispose of or invest the money. Kejriwal also asked Modi as to why he did not take any action against the Swiss account holders, whose account numbers he claimed that he had provided the Prime Minister at a press conference. Kejriwal said that he could not understand how banning Rs 1000 and introducing Rs 2000 would help in decreasing corruption.
BSP chief Mayawati had also slammed the government the day before for the move and said that was a case of undeclared economic emergency in the country. She said that after two and half years the NDA government realised about black money. “PM’s decision is bit selfish, if they really wanted to curb black money then why they took this decision after so many years.” BSP supremo said that 90 percent of people are not happy with the demonetisation scheme introduced by the government.