Modi turned economy into Hiroshima, Nagasaki by demonetisation bomb: Shiv Sena

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, BJP�s ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the PM had dropped a "nuclear bomb" on the country through the decision and turned the economy into "Hiroshima- Nagasaki"

Modi turned economy into Hiroshima, Nagasaki by demonetisation bomb: Shiv Sena

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, BJP’s ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the PM had dropped a "nuclear bomb" on the country through the decision and turned the economy into "Hiroshima- Nagasaki", the Japanese cities devastated by the US during the World War II.

Shiv Sena has been critical of PM Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on November 8.

In an editorial in the party mouthpiece, Saamana, the Sena also accused Modi of taking decisions unilaterally.

"Modi appears to be not in a mood to listen to anybody today. Deaf and dumb parrots have been installed in the council of ministers and a similar RBI Governor has been appointed, who have let the nation's economy shake in its roots," an editorial in 'Saamana' said.

Citing ASSOCHAM the editorial said that 40 lakh jobs have been lost post-demonetisation and that the number will rise in future.

Recalling Modi's statement during a recent visit to Maharashtra that he used to seek Sharad Pawar's advice on matters of governance, Sena said that had the PM consulted the NCP chief on demonetisation, he would have advised him not to insult the co-operative movement, which is the backbone of rural economy.

"The backbone of farmers has been broken and nobody is there to ask about their condition. By barring district co-operative (DCC) banks from exchanging old notes, all such banks have been labelled corrupt," the editorial said.

Farmers use DCC banks for their daily transactions and if the government thinks these farmers are black-marketers, it has no right to say 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' slogan, the editorial said.

The editorial also criticised Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar for first welcoming the demonetisation decision and then back-tracking once it stifled the cooperative sector, where the NCP has always had a strong grip.