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Mamata, Kejriwal hurt by Modi’s attack on black money, says BJP

The BJP slammed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday for their campaign against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes, saying they have been hurt by the government decision.

black money crackdown Updated: Nov 17, 2016 20:16 IST
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally against demonetisation of currency notes.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally against demonetisation of currency notes.(PTI Photo)

The BJP slammed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday for their campaign against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes, saying they have been hurt by the government decision.

BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma also attacked Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, for making certain comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his remarks were “shameful”.

“A surgical strike against black money has occurred and a few people pained. Kejriwal and Banerjee are among them. They should not cross the ‘laxman rekha’ in their overzealous criticism of Modi,” he said, referring to their sharp attack on the Prime Minister.

Targeting Kejriwal, he accused the “disciple” of anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare of “cheating and insulting” the people of Delhi by opposing demonetisation, which is aimed at curbing corruption and black money.

“While Anna Hazare is supporting the government, his disciple is with those having black money,” Sharma alleged.

Hitting out at Banerjee, the West Bengal chief minister, he charged that she did nothing when her own party leaders were accused in Saradha scam which hit the poor people very hard in her state.

“Now she is hitting the streets to attack Modi who has taken a decisive action against black money and corruption with demonetisation,” he said.

Referring to deadline set by Banerjee and Kejriwal to the government for withdrawing the move failing which they would launch an agitation, Sharma wondered if they wanted anarchy in the country.

“While Kejriwal has solution for every problem, he has done nothing against his MLAs who are accused of all sorts of crime from forgery to rape,” Sharma said.