Azad demands BJP apology on demonetisation
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday demanded an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party for deaths of people standing in queues outside banks and ATMs after the November 8 demonetisation of high-denomination currency.
Reiterating his stand against demonetisation, Azad told the media at the Parliament House here: “The BJP should apologise to the 125 crore citizens of India.”
Azad, a former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and an Union ex-minister, triggered a furore among the treasury benches in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday when he compared the deaths of people outside banks and automated teller machines to the deaths of 19 soldiers in the September 18 terror attack at an army base camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
The remark was later expunged by the house.