Owaisi lashes out at Modi

Owaisi said people who voted for the Modi government in the hope of seeing ‘acche din’ were now ruing their decision. The demonetisation of notes had pushed them to the brink.

By   |   Published: 21st Nov 2016   8:41 pm Updated: 21st Nov 2016   8:43 pm
Asaduddin Owaisi
File photo: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

Hyderabad: The cash crisis created due to invalidation of high currency notes will continue for six months to a year. The situation will not improve in 50 days as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Majlis leader Asaduddin Owaisi.

Addressing an election meeting at Osmanabad in Maharashtra the other day, Owaisi said people who voted for the Modi government in the hope of seeing ‘acche din’ were now ruing their decision. The demonetisation of notes had pushed them to the brink. Daily wage-earners and farmers were the worst hit. They were not in a position to purchase seeds and fertilizer for the rabi season. The food grain output was also expected to fall as a result, he said.

The common man was not able to buy essential commodities, as they had to stand in queue for hours at banks. The Prime Minister had declared that he would not take bribe or allow others to take. “Then how come Rs 90 lakh were seized from a Minister in Maharashtra”, Owaisi asked without naming the BJP leader.

Terming the demonetisation decision as hasty and unplanned, Owaisi said people would teach a fitting lesson to the BJP. “They will treat Modi with not cold, but hot play”, he remarked taking a dig at the Prime Minister for taking part in the coldplay concert when people were suffering.