Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi: Sacked Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise high value currency notes has hit the common people and created a crisis.
“This did not happen even during the Emergency. The common man has become a beggar. If you go to villages today to ask for votes, women will pick up their rolling pins and teach you a lesson,” he said.
He said that the demonetisation of the high value currency notes did not affect the rich or the business class but affected people from the villages and women.
“People are very much disturbed by this demonetarization. Farmers are not getting seeds and fertilizers. And the biggest problem facing are the women of our country. Prime Minister should think that when even his mother is forced to stand in queue then what about others, it’s a crisis,” he added.
The former SP leader said the situation in the rural areas is very bad as the banks have failed to transport the stock of the new currency in the ATMs and branches in rural and semi urban areas.
When asked about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s presence in a queue to withdraw money from ATM, Yadav said it was just a ‘show off’.