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Stop being vindictive or else UP voters will give apt reply: BSP tells PM

Updated: Nov 14, 2016 16:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 14 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove his allegations on the opposition parties post demonetisation and said that the people of Uttar Pradesh would give him a befitting reply in next year's assembly polls for his don kind of language and failure to fulfill the promises made to the nation in the run up to the 2014 general election.

BSP leader Sudheendra Bhadauria condemned the Prime Minister's remark and alleged that he is being vindictive towards the opposition.

"The way Modi is speaking about the opposition shows that he is being vindictive towards them. The people of Uttar Pradesh are not accustomed to this don kind of language that he is using," said Bhadauria.

Bhadauria further said the use of such language in a democracy is not acceptable, adding if the Prime Minister wants to do something then he can do it legally not by making allegations.

"Now, when he is unable to fulfill his promises he is becoming like don. The people of Uttar Pradesh will give a befitting reply to him in the upcoming state election," he said.

Accusing the opposition of attempting to scuttle the fight against corruption, Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day vowed that he would never leave the path of truth and integrity while seeking blessings from the nation for this festival of honesty which he hailed as 'mahayagya'.

The Prime Minister, who has drawn sharp flak from a united opposition post his decision to scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes, urged all to support his decision and bless him in his war against black or undeclared money.

"There are some political parties that are worried over currency ban. Those against me are strong people. But I will not be scared of them. I will not leave the path of truth and integrity. Some people never say anything on your face, but behind your back they poke other people to oppose and go against you," he added while addressing a mega rally in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress and other opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Modi of introducing an anti-poor scheme by banning Rs. 500 and 1,000 currency notes in a sudden move last week.

The currency crunch that has followed has left the people standing for hours in queues at banks to draw money, which is being rationed till there are enough replacement notes. (ANI)