Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, on 10 November, lashed out at the Centre over its move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes as part of efforts to crackdown on black money and terror financing.
Mayawati today alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has created an emergency-like situation in the country.
The BSP supremo dubbed the decision of currency denomination as a 'selfish' act and asked as to why the government didn't take this step in the first two years of its rule.
"The Prime Minister's decision is a bit selfish. If they really wanted to curb black money then why they took this decision after two years? To hide their inefficiency, economic emergency like situations have been created by the government as elections in Uttar Pradesh are coming close," she added.
Asserting that 90% of the people are not happy with this ban, Mayawati said that the BJP has in the two-and-a-half years of its governance tried to benefit the big businessmen and tycoons.
--With ANI inputs