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BJP understands the 'pain' caused to Mayawati by demonetization

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 14:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov.27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said it clearly understands the pain and agony of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati as she was unable to utilise her money collected from selling party tickets.

"We understand the pain and agony of the leaders like Mayawati because she has sold all the tickets in Uttar Pradesh and collected large sums of money in cash and possibly she is unable to really utilise that money. We can understand her agony as this demonetisation move will not only hurt all political leaders, but also the hoarders of black money," BJP leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao told ANI.

He said that people have overwhelmingly supported the Centre's decision while parties like the SP and the BSP, are only opposing because this move has hit them hard.

Expressing similar views, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said people have not complained about scrapping the Rs.500 and Rs.100 currency notes, as there is an overall consensus that this decisions will clean up the economy.

"Yes, I agree, that there are inconveniences. I have been seeing a lot of people standing in queues, but they are also supportive of the Prime Minister's decision. Although Mayawati alleges that demonetisation is a decision taken for selfish interest, but if it helps in eradicating black money and helps the nation to progress then what is the harm. We are not bothered by the accusations made by her," Tiwari told ANI.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief yesterday said demonetisation has brought nothing but an economic emergency, as people are suffering due to it.

She accused Prime Minister Modi of "blackmailing" people by busting into tears on several occasions.

"If riots and scuffles break out due to the prevailing condition, then only the Prime Minister will be responsible for that." Mayawati said. (ANI)