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RSS taunts Raj Thackeray for speaking out against demonetization

Updated: Nov 19, 2016 18:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 19 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha on Saturday hit back at Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "double speak" over demonetisation, and stated that the ones speaking ill of the government's move are the one who are deep in trouble.

Sinha told ANI, "One thing that I would say is, demonetisation of currency notes is for the betterment of our economy. The people who are speaking ill are the ones, who are facing trouble after demonetisation."

"I can understand pain and anger of these people, who have been affected by demonetisation. This step of demonetisation has given rebirth to the Indian economy. And I think, common man, who is unaffected by demonetisation, is enjoying this political drama," he added.

The MNS chief earlier in the day accused Prime Minister Modi of "double speak" on demonetisation.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced demonetisation to bring out black money and the BJP's Janardan Reddy is spending Rs 500 crores on his daughter's wedding," he said.

"Even the Supreme Court has shown its concern that the situation of demonetisation may turn into riots, I have also shared the same concern a few days back. If this demonetisation on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 rupee notes fails, then the country will go 20-25 years back," he added.

The apex court on Friday warned that there "may be riots" and refused the government's plea to stay cases filed against demonetisation in high courts and lower courts across the country, saying 'how can we shut our doors to people when there is a problem of such magnitude."

A Bench led by Chief Justice TS Thakur noted that people have started becoming "frantic" for money, braving queues for hours. The very fact that cases are being filed in courts all over is a signal that the problem is "serious and of magnitude," he observed.(ANI)