Demonetisation: PM Modi attacks Mamata Banerjee, says who looted poor criticising government now

Modi said the initiative was highly appreciated by poor people in the country and people's sacrifice won't go in vain

With the India’s note-ban policy reaching its twelfth day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday raised his voice against the opposition leaders who criticised the government’s decision.

Addressing  a rally of BJP supporters in Agra, the Prime Minister indirectly attacked West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee, saying people who looted poor earlier are criticising the government now.

“Poor’s chit fund money was looted ….A lot of people had invested their money in chit funds and many of them had lost their lives because of that. These people are raising fingers on me today,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister also said the initiative was highly appreciated by poor people in the country  and they are supporting the policy despite facing difficulties.

“I had said that inconvenience is going to happen, but I want to commend the people who, despite all that, are supporting,” Modi said.

“Some of you have faced inconvenience, but for those involved in corrupt activities it’s a big setback,”  he added.

The prime Minister said the decision was not taken to cause inconvenience anyone, but for the betterment of the poor and needy.

He also added that Indians have deposited Rs 5 lakh crore since the announcement of demonetisation on November 8. “I have asked for 50 days. It’s been just 10 days and over 5,000 crore rupees have already been deposited in banks… the banks will infuse this money in the markets,” the PM said.

He also said the government will review the currency ban and will make necessary changes.