What kind of fakir makes his mother stand in bank queue for a photo-op: Renuka Chowdhury criticises PM Modi

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New Delhi | December 16, 2016 4:17 PM

Rajya Sabha MP of Congress, Renuka Chowdhury, today mocked the Prime Minister questioning his 'fakir' claim and stated that the PM had even made his mother stand in the bank queue for a photo opportunity.

Rajya Sabha MP of Congress, Renuka Chowdhury, today mocked the Prime Minister questioning his 'fakir' claim. (ANI)Rajya Sabha MP of Congress, Renuka Chowdhury, today mocked the Prime Minister questioning his ‘fakir’ claim. (ANI)

Amid continuing political uproar following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra Modi government, Rajya Sabha MP of Congress, Renuka Chowdhury, today mocked the Prime Minister questioning his ‘fakir’ claim and stated that the PM had even made his mother stand in the bank queue for a photo opportunity.

Earlier, speaking at the ‘Parivartan’ rally in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister criticized those opposing the demonetisation policy, and claimed himself as a fakir, who can leave anytime.

Following the ‘fakir’ claim by Modi, opposition leaders created uproar, with many slamming the Prime Minister in several instances. In one major swipe at the Prime Minister, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati criticized Modi’s remark claiming that the ban on currency notes had turned several people of the country into ‘fakir’ (pauper) and the implementation will lead to the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.

In another major blow at Narendra Modi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, also slammed the Prime Minister over his ‘fakir’ remark. In a thundering speech, the AIMIM chief questioned, “Will a fakir wear Rs 15 lakh suit? What kind of fakir you are who wears new clothes and new shawl with new style every day, who wants to inconvenience the poor for 50 days and who is not worried over the loss of 120 lives.” Owaisi further claimed, “You are not fakir, you are zalim (tyrant).”

There had been a chaotic situation among the common people of the country, following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Modi government, on November 8. And while the Prime Minister cited the need to curb the flow of black money through the initiation of the anti-graft policy, even after more than a month of its implementation, several people had been seen standing in ‘never-ending’ queues outside banks and ATMs, even as the money machines run out of cash.

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