Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Azam Khan on Wednesday called the NDA government “hollow” for making PM Narendra Modi’s aged mother stand in a queue for exchanging money.
Dubbing the whole episode as unnecessary, Khan said: “Had I known that prime minister’s mother is going to stand in a line to withdraw money in this age I would have done anything but would have not let her struggle like this, I would have stood on her place. This was an unnecessary step, this was not pleasant, this shows that how hollow is the BJP and the Centre,” said Khan.
PM Modi’s nonagenarian mother, Heeraben Modi, visited a bank in Gandhinagar on Tuesday to exchange Rs.4500/- in currency after filling the required forms.
Heeraben Modi used a wheel chair to reach the bank with the help of other people.
The government’s decision faced strident objections from the Opposition parties such as the Congress, the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Trinamool Congress.