Rs 500, 1000 note ban anti-poor, act against Swiss Bank account holders: Arvind Kejriwal to Narendra Modi

Kejriwal said the common man will be hit by demonetisation process.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to take swift action against Swiss account holders. “The Prime Minister has adjusted the black money belonging to his party,” he added. “I don’t understand one thing, how you end corruption by banning Rs 1000 notes and introducing Rs 2000 notes,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader said. Continuing his jibe at the PM, Kejriwal said the process of demonetisation will only affect the common man.

“They informed their associates a week back and they have already invested their money. This will just increase corruption.”

The Aam Aadmi Party has been vocal in its criticism of the union government’s move to demonitise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. On Tuesday, senior party leader Sanjay Singh had criticised the move by terming it a Tughlaqi diktat.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav also hit out at the Modi government, saying that the decision had been taken with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Besides AAP, Trinamool Congress has also been critical of the decision by the Centre, urging it to withdraw the decision. “Please save people from this disaster. Roads are closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions affected. Chaos everywhere,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Banerjee had also accused the Modi government of staging a drama to divert attention from its failure to bring back black money from abroad.