The BJP on Tuesday questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s silence after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 from the midnight in order to curb black money in the country. In a tweet, senior party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudi said, “Kejriwal has not tweeted so far …has he not liked the bold and historic step of PM 2 uproot black money or r his friends upset?”
Earlier, the Prime Minister in a televised announcement said that the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 has been banned so as to take strict measure to curb the flow of black money in the country. He added these notes could be used for 72 hours in hospitals, petrol pumps, airports, railway stations and several government stores. People may deposit Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 10 to December 30 as these old notes are not in use anymore. After his announcements, people were seen thronging in ATMs, petrol pumps.
Arvind Kejriwal is known for criticising Narendra Modi or his government for every possible steps. The Delhi chief minister had asked for proofs after the surgical strike by the army was conducted in terrorists camps in PoK on September 29, which was widely criticised specially in social media sites. During his recent visit to Gujarat, which is going on polls in few months, there were hoarding criticising him for his comments.
On Tuesday, even as Arvind Kejriwal did not tweet himself, he had retweeted in West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee who asked the Centre to, “Withdraw this draconian decision”.