Contrary to party line, Amar Singh hails Centre’s demonetisation move
Taking a stand contrary to his party’s official line on the Centre’s demonetisation move, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said on Friday whenever a new system takes birth, it creates temporary problems.black money crackdown Updated: Nov 11, 2016 23:13 IST
Taking a stand contrary to his party’s official line on the Centre’s demonetisation move, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said on Friday whenever a new system takes birth, it creates temporary problems.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gradually proving to be correct...whenever a new system takes birth, there is inconvenience...people opposed economic liberalisation. Subsequently, it proved to be good for the country,” he told PTI.
Singh made it clear that he was making these remarks in his personal capacity and not as a leader of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.
He said a raid in Rajasthan where a large sum of money was allegedly recovered proved that “people in establishment were in connivance with those hoarding cash and the Prime Minister was forced to take such a step”.
SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, had yesterday said the “sudden ban” on high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 showed that the NDA government did not keep the plight of people in mind and took the decision with an eye on Assembly elections.
While Amar Singh said that he supported the ban on high denomination notes, he distanced himself from a video posted on social media, where a man standing next to him is seen using abusive language against the Prime Minister while slamming the demonetisation move.
The SP general secretary said the man has committed cyber crime by using the former’s face to attack the PM. He said the man met him at a hotel lobby and requested for a selfie, but started using foul language.
Singh said the portion in the video where he is objecting to the language has not been shown.
First Published: Nov 11, 2016 23:12 IST