A day after finance minister Arun Jaitley ruled out rolling back demonetisation, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the decision taken by a government that has “lost connect” with people smacked of “insensitivity”.
“I am very sad that FM has plainly refused to even review and consider rollback. Modi govt has lost connect wid people n has become very insensitive (sic.),” Kejriwal tweeted.
The Delhi chief minister and his Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee had on Thursday demanded that demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes be rolled back within the next three days.
The AAP chief also took on ‘bhakts’ (a term loosely used to describe fanatic supporters) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly intimidating voices who oppose the scheme.
“Modi bhakts are resorting to thuggery in the open. They indulge in sloganeering in Modi’s name. Don’t be scared of them. Reply and shut them up,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Rejecting the demand of political parties like Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress, Jaitley had said, “...there is no question of that. It is a clear decision of the Prime Minister and the government to cleanse politics and economy of the country. We will stick to it (demonetisation).”