Punjab: BJP leader pleads voters not to punish him for demonetisation havoc
When Joshi was asked later if he was worried about demonetisation impact, he said, �The impact is over. Almost 80 to 90% impact is over. Despite that, I mention it to clear doubts in the minds of people.�
In poll-bound Punjab state minister for local bodies, Anil Joshi of BJP, worried about demonetisation hurting his prospects in Amritsar North Assembly constituency, has been pleading with voters that he should not be punished for something he is not responsible for.
“My tenure is over. Now, one month is yours. Go out and convince people to vote for me. Some people would tell you they are angry because currency has been changed. Nothing can be done now on this. Anil Joshi has no role in it (demonetisation). Joshi has kept fighting governments and the system for your rights. It is not easy to make bureaucracy work. So kindly keep that in mind.” Joshi said while addressing a small gathering Friday evening in Medical Enclave in Amritsar, reports The Indian Express.
When Joshi was asked later if he was worried about demonetisation impact, he said, “The impact is over. Almost 80 to 90% impact is over. Despite that, I mention it to clear doubts in the minds of people.”
Joshi, who had a running feud with BJP’s ally Shiromani Akali Dal, is not even mentioning Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while seeking votes for himself.
“My fight was for merit, truth and justice and I fought for people. I cannot close my eyes. People understand it,” he said. Asked if there is anger against SAD, he said, “No, I can’t say that. There is never anger against a whole community. The anger is always against individuals.”