Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being criticised from all political corners for declaring the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes as illegal tenders. In a move to curb black money and fake currency in the country, as he had claimed on 8 November, PM Modi announced a demonetisation program which created a situation of panic across the nation.
The announcement came as a shock to the nation which was ill-prepared to tackle such a big change. Long queues outsides ATMs are a common sight across India right now.
Many political leaders have accused the BJP-led union government of slapping 'emergency' in the country and fulfilling its own political agenda while terming it as a fight against black money.
Here's what the leaders have to say about the demonetisation program:
1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a press conference on 12 November claiming those close to BJP were informed about the move months before the announcement was made. Based on a business news channel report, he also said that BJP leaders deposited thousands of crores in banks in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.