Why the government has failed to take action against businessmen, black money hoarders and troubling the masses asks Uddhav Thackeray.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has launched a scathing attack on the Modi government’s decision to demonetise 500 and 100 rupee notes and said that the initiative has created financial anarchy in the country. He said the common man who has to stand in queues for exchanging old notes has to face huge hardships. The Sena chief said that the Modi government had promised to bring back black money stashed abroad while campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. However, after coming to power the government has failed to deliver and has betrayed people who have stood in queue and voted for them. Today people don’t have cash to spend and are struggling to make both ends meet.
The common man doesn’t stash black money and has to work hard for earning money. He said, “Our party has backed demonetisation drive but the manner in which it has been conducted has created more inconvenience for the people. Why the government has failed to take action against business men, black money hoarders and troubling people? Do you expect people to back such a government which has suddenly demonetised currency notes of higher denominations and created troubles for masses?”
“Today, roads are empty, shops have no business, vegetable markets have no buyers, labourers have no work and petrol pumps are slowly getting shut for lack of change. Instead of taking action against cross border terrorism Modi government has only wounded Indian citizens who don’t possess any black money,” he added.
“125 crore Indians are standing in queues in scorching heat without food and water. Are you repaying people the blessings they gave you by forcing them to come on streets? The monetisation drive would backfire. Today government is speaking highly of the surgical strikes conducted by it but what will happen if people indulge in similar action against the government,” asked Uddhav
Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said black money has already started flourishing again after demonetisation drive. He said, “Even though the government is claiming that it has curbed black money by scrapping notes of 500 and 1000 but new parallel economy has already stated emerging in the country. People have to stand in serpentine queues outside banks to deposit or exchange their hard earned money.”
“Already government officials have started demanding the newly introduced Rs 2000 note as bribes. The Modi government has not taken any step to prevent the formation of black money. They are yet to appoint a Lokpal. The PM is only shedding crocodile tears and showing his sympathy towards the common man,” he added.