Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday took a dig at Heeraben Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, who had come to exchange her old currencies at a bank in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He criticised the Prime Minister and said that Modi did not do right by letting the 97-year old stand in a line for the sake of politics. Kejriwal said that if it was his mother, he would stand in the queue himself and not let her do it.
Earlier today, Arvind Kejriwal moved a resolution in the assembly urging President Pranab Mukherjee to direct Centre to withdraw Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. Kejriwal had earlier released a video asking PM Modi as to why he did not take any steps against the Swiss account holders, whose names and account numbers had been provided to him. Kejriwal had earlier accused the Prime Minister of informing about the scrapping of Rs 500 and RS 1000 notes to his associates before the actual announcement.
मोदीजी ने राजनीति के लिए माँ को लाइन में लगा ठीक नहीं किया। कभी लाइन में लगना हो तो मैं ख़ुद लाइन में लगूँगा, माँ को लाइन में नहीं लगाउँगा pic.twitter.com/wEO1TYATO7
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 15 November 2016
Meanwhile, An Opposition Party meeting was held in New Delhi to discuss the strategy for the winter session of the Parliament that begins on Wednesday. Several opposition parties such as the Congress, the CPI, The CPI(M), NCP and JD(U) were reported to be meeting on Tuesday to form a common strategy to counter the central government over demonetisation. According to Times Now, the all Opposition meeting saw the members unanimously deciding on moving suspension notices against the demonetisation scheme.