Black money 'hoarder' Mayawati can see her defeat in upcoming UP Polls: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 14 (ANI): Hitting back at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the former was lashing out due to desperation, alleging that the black money hoarded by her over the years are now useless thanks to the Centre's historical move. "The desperation of Mayawati shows that she can clearly see her defeat in the upcoming assembly election as all her works were funded from the black money that she accumulated by selling tickets for elections. And now all his funding are of no use as a result she is making such statement," BJP leader Srikant Sharma told the media here. Sharma further said the opposition is not able to accept the Centre's move against corruption as it has directly affected their treasure. "Mayawati Dalit ki nahi, daulat ki beti hain. Unhone BSP ko dukaan mein badal diya hai, paise do ticket lo," he said. Mayawati on Monday came down heavily on Prime Minister Modi and alleged that the ruling dispensation was causing pain to the common man in the name of demonetisation. Addressing a press conference, Mayawati asserted that 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. 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)