Demonetisation: People with black money only feel the pain of demonetisation, says Amit Shah

BJP chief said that in one strike, Modi has taken steps to eliminate blackmoney for the welfare of the poor. He also said that the people are with the Prime Minister,

Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah hit back at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comment on demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes a “monumental management failure” saying, people sitting on huge black money only feel the pain.

“Manmohanji was making a statement in Rajya Sabha. He felt a lot of pain because of demonetisation decision. Nobody keeps cash of Rs. 10 crore or Rs. 20 crore in house. So a common man will not lose anything due to demonetisation. But people, who stand to lose huge blackmoney, can feel the pain,” Mr. Shah said at a party rally here on Friday.

“Till November 7, whole opposition was asking Modiji that what steps you took to tackle blackmoney. Since evening of November 8, they were asking why you took this step. I want to ask them what you have lost,” he said. “The glow on face of opposition parties has faded,” BJP chief mockingly said.

“The situation is like a high flood in River Mahanadi. There is water everywhere. And one old tree is still not uprooted. To take shelter, a cat, mouse, snake and common mongoose climb on the tree. But, the mouse is not afraid of the cat and common mongooses does not attack snake. Everybody is waiting for the flood water to recede for climbing down the tree,” Mr. Shah pointed out.

“Following the demonetisation flood, Congress, TMC, Samajwadi Party, AAP and Mayawati have gathered in one platform. They are waiting for the overwhelming support for demonetisation move to diminish,” Amit Shah said.

“In one strike, Modiji has taken steps to eliminate blackmoney for welfare of the poor. The people are with the Prime Minister,” the BJP president said.