Demonetisation move a Tughlaki farman, says AAP

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday termed the central government’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as a “Tughlaki farman” – (Tughlak’s diktat) and said the move was made to save big businessmen who hold black money.

“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ka tughlaki farman kisaanon, gareeb aadmi ke peet pe hathoda hai” (Prime Minister Modi’s directive on demonetization is a blow to the farmers and poor), AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters here.

“This step has been taken to save big businessmen who hold black money,” he said.

Mohammed bin Tughlak was a ruler in medieval India who was known for his eccentric decisions to shift the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, in south India, and change the currency. The decisions had misfired.

“People believe that Modi government had already told big businessman like Adani, Ambani and politicians like Sharad Pawar, Yeddyurappa, Sukhbir Singh Badal and other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Uttar Pradesh to keep their black money safe,” he alleged.

He said the decision was only meant to bring discomfort to the common man.

“With this decision, the whole country is in panic. This government does not want to catch big defaulters and people who have black money in their Swiss accounts but only wants to trouble the common man,” Singh added.

He also said: “Modiji, tell me what will a person who has no bank account but has some savings in these denominations do?.

–IANS

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