Demonetisation: Modi helps a weaver marry his daughter, Oppn hauls on Modi
As the wedding season was disrupted with sudden demonetisation announced by Prime Minister Modi, he has now reportedly sent help to a weaver whose daughter has to be married soon, while opposition targeted Modi’s disappearance from Parliament yet attending Global citizen Festival held yesterday.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Modi received a letter on November 9 from Jyoti Sahu, daughter of Jitendra Sahu, a weaver, who asked for help. The father-daughter duo belongs to Varanasi, and was disturbed as their saving turned vain after demonetisation. However, the family was in for a surprise when a government official brought in Rs 20,000 to their house, which was sent by Modi.
However, the families with weddings planned for the season have been reportedly frustrated with the move which made the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes illegal tender, and took of 85 per cent of the currency used by public. Several weddings have been reportedly called off in these 12 days, and various brides as well as grooms have been reportedly seen in queues to withdraw money.
With the heated parliamentary debate going on in the winter session, where Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned repeatedly, opposition had been calling for Prime Minister to attend the proceedings, which he didn’t. And when he addressed the Global Citizen Festival held yesterday in Mumbai, opposition lashed out on him.
According to reports of media agencies, the Congress on Saturday asserted that the Prime Minister was “absconding” from the House but seemed to have enough time on his hands to address the cultural festival.
Adding to the jab, Rahul Gandhi, vice-president of the Congress party, targeted the government on the basis of Supreme Court’s remarks on demonetisation. Reportedly, he asked the Centre if it will now
call the Supreme Court “anti-national,” following the apex court’s remarks.
On the other hand, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, had continued his assertion that demonetisation is a scam while pitching for transparency in political funding, and dared BJP to reveal details of its coffers, reiterating his allegation that demonetisation must be rolled back immediately as it was a “huge scam”.