Terming demonetisation decision as imposition of “undeclared economic emergency” in the country, BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday alleged that the Modi government was diverting attention of voters in Uttar Pradesh from failures of NDA government.
Dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision of currency denomination as a ‘selfish’ act, the BSP chief asked as to why the government didn’t take this step in the first two years of its rule.
“The Prime Minister’s decision is a bit selfish. If they really wanted to curb black money then why they took this decision after two years? To hide their inefficiency, economic emergency like situations have been created by the government as elections in Uttar Pradesh are coming close,” she added.
“Just before UP elections, Modi has realised the problem of black money after remaining in the saddle at the Centre for two-and-a-half years. Ninety per cent people are unhappy with this decision,” she said.
Asserting that the government is trying to deviate the attention from its failures, Mayawati further stated that only the people from Gujarat and Mumbai are benefited from this initiative taken by Prime Minister Modi.
“The government is trying to deviate the attention from its failures. All citizens want a corruption-free India. The Bharatiya Janata Party is repeating what the Congress did in the past. The BJP Government has created an emergency situation in the country,” she added.
She said poor people and farmers have been badly hit by high denomination rupee ban decision.
“It (the decision) is not in the interest of the people, it is in self-interest,” she said, reminding people of the dark days of Emergency imposed by then Congress government.
Had Modi been honest in his approach, he would not have waited for two-and-a-half years to take action against black money, she said.