Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking if every individual would get the Rs 15 lakh each in their bank accounts after the completion of 50 days as he had promised in his 2014 election campaign.
Lalu was reacting to PM Modi appeal to citizens to give him 50 days to end their hardship after his government abolished high-value banknotes. “Modi ji, you are talking about limited inconvenience for 50 days. Will every individual get Rs 15 lakh each in his/her bank account after the completion of 50 days as promised by you,” he said in a series of tweets.
Referring to PM Modi’s claim of bringing back black money stashed abroad and submit Rs 15 lakhs each in bank accounts of people, the RJD chief said, “It would be considered as ‘Fergical strike (Farcical strike)’ and ‘fake encounter’ of people if they do not get Rs 15 lakhs in their accounts after doing all these exercises.”
Lalu also questioned the government’s intention in introducing Rs 2000 denomination notes. Seeking Modi’s attention towards the people who are thronging in front of banks and ATMs to withdraw money he tweeted, “Defaulter poonjipati paanch sitaron mein, aam aadmi kataron mein aap videshi nazaron mein. Aur aap ye keh rahein ho jo kataron mein hain wo chor-nakare hain? (“Defaulter industrialists are in five-star hotels, common man are in queue and you are sightseeing abroad. And, you say that those standing in queues are rogues and useless people?”)
He said the situation in the country has become explosive with people engaging in brawls and damaging ATMs for lack of cash. Lalu said since people are standing in serpentine queues for hours to exchange old banknotes so much of productivity and man hours have been lost so far.
He said that people wanted to know from PM the list of capitalists, who owed outstanding loans to the banks and, also the stern measures taken by the government to realise dues from them.