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Centre has created a 'Tsunami' without thought of consequences: Farooq Abdullah

Updated: Nov 16, 2016 16:53 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 16 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'Tsunami' for the people without giving any thought to the consequences that would follow.

"The government did not realize that the poor will also suffer losses because of this. They presented this Tsunami in front of the people, the consequences of which you can see. The end result will be worse. For 24 hours the poor are standing in line to withdraw or exchange money but still they are not getting money because there is no money in the banks, they say they don't have money. They should have thought before taking this step." Farooq Abdullah said.

Earlier in the day, Congress vice-president requested the Maharashtra government to help people who are struggling to withdraw cash from various ATMs in the city.

Gandhi said Prime Minister Modi has announced a demonetisation drive without any planning or arrangement.

"People are standing here for three to four days. I want to request the Maharashtra Chief Minister to make some arrangements to help people who are struggling to withdraw cash. There is no arrangement for water. People are really suffering. Modi ji has done this without any planning," He said.

Gandhi was in Mumbai for the hearing of a defamation case over his alleged comment against the RSS on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

He was however granted bail by the Bhiwadi court.

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