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Demonetisation has brought 'bure din': Mayawati

Updated: Nov 14, 2016 17:56 IST

Lucknow [India], Nov 14 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government and alleged that the ruling dispensation was causing pain to the common man in the name of demonetisation.

Mayawati told a press conference that the people, who were expecting good days, are now facing bad days because of the government's strange decision to ban high denomination notes.

Attempting to reach out to the poor and middle class ahead of next year's assembly polls, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that small and medium businesses have shut down courtesy demonetisation.

"In the name of demonetisation, the common people are being made to suffer. Modi ji has brought miseries and pain for the poor which is extremely wrong. I would like to ask why people of the nation are being troubled like this," said Mayawati.

"The economic affairs of the nation has been hampered by this decision, crores of small and medium scale businesses have been shut in the wake of demonetisation. Its seems like a country wide shutdown is being observed. The people, who were expecting 'achhe din', are now facing 'bure din' and people of the nation want freedom from all this," she added.

The demonetisation by the government has thrown normal life out of gear for those falling under the lower income group across the country as the new endeavour has caused cash crunch. Long queues at ATMs and bank branches are being seen as worried customers are thronging them to exchange or deposit their old cash and withdraw money.

On November 8, Prime Minister Modi announced demonetisation of currency notes in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption. (ANI)