People should punish BJP for demonetisation: Arvind Kejriwal in UP
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a rally at Meerut on Thursday, asked people to vote against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections to avenge the hardships caused by the demonetisation.
He appeared that the people of Uttar Pradesh should punish the BJP in the upcoming Assembly election for the pain and inconvenience caused due to note ban.
Kejriwal said Narendra Modi would not have become the Prime Minister but for the massive support he got in the Lok Sabha polls of 2014 from Uttar Pradesh.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won 71 of the state’s 80 Lok Sabha seats while an ally took another two.
“It is now your responsibility to ensure the BJP’s defeat in the assembly elections due early next year,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal reiterated his allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘favouring his friends’ by ‘waiving off their loans’ and helping them stash away black money.
“People must avenge every minute they have spent standing in queues at banks and ATMs” following the November 8 ban on Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes and the cash crunch they were now battling,” Kejriwal said.
He claimed that black money and corruption have increased by 10 times ever since the ban of high-value currency and demanded that cases of cheating and fraud be lodged against those responsible in the Centre for the mess.
Kejriwal said the reason the demonetisation took place was to force people to deposit in banks all the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes so that the government could waive off Rs. 8 lakh crore worth of loans of corporates.
Modiji says demonetisation is aimed at ending corruption and black money. But it is actually a scheme to turn black money of Modiji’s friends into white. We have been cheated, people have been cheated,” Kejriwal said.