Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah has given Delhi Chief Minister a tongue-lashing over the AAP convener’s protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-debated move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000. A video shows Fatah berating CM Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. “I can understand that Mamata Banerjee is opposing demonetisation move by PM Narendra Modi but how can Arvind Kejriwal oppose it,” Tarek Fatah opined. “Kejriwal comes from revenue services background, I don’t understand why he is opposing the demonetisation move,” Fatah said and dubbed Kejriwal as ‘idiot’. He also termed Omar Abdullah ‘pappu’ and mocked Banerjee.
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Fatah earlier had said the Modi government’s decision to demonetise 500 and 1000 currency notes has hit Pakistan-sponsored terror activities against India and flow of counterfeit currency has been terminated. “It is a very good decision. It is the first demonetisation in digital era and will transform the lives of people,” he said at the ‘Jaipur Dialogues’ event here. “The move has badly hit Pakistan-sponsored terrorism as funds to terror activities and flow of counterfeit currency have been terminated,” Fateh, who is know for his strong anti-Pakistan views, said.