BJP least bothered about people’s problems: Mayawati

Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said the BJP was not perturbed by the demonetisation decision as it had already “fixed its ill-gotten black money”.

In a statement issued here, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said people of the state and the country were facing economic anarchy because of the ill-planned decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The poor, marginalised, the downtrodden and labour class is suffering, standing in long lines, unable to draw their hard earned money and the BJP leaders are not bothered as they have managed to exchange their old money to new currency,” she alleged.

Ignoring the plight of the people has become a fashion for the Modi government, she said.

Slamming BJP President Amit Shah for his diatribe against her and the Bahujan Samaj Party, she said Shah was not only not insensitive vis-a-vis the people but was insulting the poor.

She accused the BJP and Modi of trying to hoodwink the people of Uttar Pradesh by claims of development, as they did in Bihar, and predicted that they will lose big time in the state.