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Amit Shah lauds demonetisation as flood that has destroyed black money

“A flood has been unleashed against black money and all corrupt people have come together,” said Amit Shah.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2016 00:41 IST
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BJP national president Amit Shah addresses the party's "Parivartan Yatra" in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said demonetisation had come as a flood that had destroyed corruption and black money.

“During floods, creatures like cats, mouse, snakes and scorpions climb up trees to take refuge. They do not attack each other. A flood has been unleashed against black money and all corrupt people have come together,” said Shah while addressing the Parivartan Rally at ITI ground in Azamgarh.

“SP, BSP, Mamata and Communists are crying foul. Why are you (opposition leaders) exposing yourself before the people?” Shah said, adding that only those people who had hoarded black money were unhappy.

Shah said the decision had left BSP chief Mayawati upset. She had amassed heaps of currency over the years but due to demonetisation it had become waste. “Narendra Modi has turned black money hoarded by terrorists, Maoists, and corrupt people into mere bundles of paper,” he said.

Hitting out at the SP government, he said ‘chacha-bhatija’ were engaged in a tussle and did not care about the development of the state. “Akhilesh, your ‘chacha’ is giving shelter to land sharks. If the BJP comes to power, land sharks will be in jail,” he said.

Shah also accused the state government of favouring a particular community in selection process for government jobs. “The state government also failed in checking migration from Azamgarh. It will have to explain its failure to generate employment. Migration of youths has increased from eastern UP as the region lacks employment opportunities,” he said.

Shah said the Centre avenged the terrorist attack on army jawans in Uri by destroying terror launch pads in PoK. He said the UPA government did not retaliate even when the head of soldier Hemraj was chopped off by Pakistan army personnel.

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First Published: Nov 18, 2016 00:40 IST