Modi govt has dithered on demonetisation, what will it do if war breaks out, asks Akhilesh Yadav
Calling the chaos triggered by demonetisation a result of half-baked preparation, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the BJP-led NDA Government could be termed as a government “that acts without preparation”.
“God forbids if a war breaks out with our neighbour, this government would put the whole country in problem … the way it acts proves that this government can take any decision without doing its homework. This can spell danger for the country,” Yadav said while addressing reporters .
Yadav said: “I am not saying it … it is the talk of the town as for how this government has put the lives of farmers, labourers and daily wage-earners in peril. People are now saying that government has not done its homework about demonetisation and took this decision in a jiffy.”
Claiming that it will require around a year to normalize the situation as banks do not have cash, the UP CM said the daily labourers and the poor in the rural areas are the biggest sufferers. Several of them are starving, he said and added: “This shows insensitivity of Modi government.”
He alleged that most of the small traders have gone bankrupt and their business has stalled. The daily wage worker is not getting work and they are facing hardship in feeding their family,
“Think of those farmers who had a good crop after many natural disasters. They thought they will utilize the money in Rabi crop. But now they are standing in a queue to get back their “own” money. The farmers have become the victims of the government-made crisis. Who will compensate them”? Yadav asked.
“The Union Government can still salvage the situation. It should take back the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes and should also allow co-operative banks to work efficiently,” he said.
Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the Prime Minister and senior Union Ministers claim that this decision has been taken to end corruption but there are reports of new currency notes being hoarded up.
“Several banks are out of money while there is no fact and figure about the money transaction being done in the country from November 10. Once this figure is out, only then the real picture of financial anarchy will come out,” he said.
When asked about the family feud, he said all the family members stand united. They will ride a bicycle which will take this state forward. To a query about the possibility of expelled leaders being taken back in the party following the revoking of the expulsion of Prof ram Gopal Yadav, he said he will raise the issue at the party platform.
About Mayawati, he said “bua” knows Samajwadi Party will form the next Government in UP. She is frustrated and, therefore, issues unnecessary statements. “You should ask the ‘pathhar wali sarkar’ what all she has done for the state,” he said.
Attacking BJP president Amit Shah, the CM said BJP leaders are not able to say what they have done for the state in the last two and a half years. “BJP leaders during the ongoing yatras are enjoying the facilities and infrastructure developed by the Samajwadi Party government. The BJP rallies are not getting enough peoples’ support and that is why they are now trying to confuse the masses through their anti- people agenda,” he said.