Collected black money must be deposited in accounts of poor: Mayawati

New Delhi [India]: Attacking the government over its note ban implementation, Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday said that even after 37 days of demonetisation, the people who are suffering the most are the poor, labourers and farmers”.

She told the media that the black money that the government has collected must be deposited in the accounts of the poor and the government must waive farmers’ loans and stop feeding big businessmen.

“Since the government has taken the decision on demonetisation, we have been getting reports from various places that farmers are the most affected by this decision. Even after 37 days of demonetisation the people who are suffering the most are poor, labourers and farmers,” he said.

Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mayawati said the government’s controversial move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will backfire on the BJP in the crucial Uttar Pradesh election.

“Modi has brought in demonetisation because he is scared of losing Uttar Pradesh.

From the very first day we were against black money and corruption but the decision the Central government took without anyone’s consent was because there motive was not to sweep black money but because they were scared of losing,” she added.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha on the “hardships faced by farmers due to demonetisation”.

Speaking in the Upper House, he said, “I have given notice so that the debt of the farmers is forgiven. The BJP is not in the support of the farmers.”

Merely two days are remaining for the Winter Session to wrap up, but both the Houses showed absolutely no concern for the fact that the session has been a complete washout until now.

The Lok Sabha got adjourned within minutes of commencing and Rajya Sabha a few minutes after. Both Opposition and BJP sparred over the issue of demonetisation and Rahul Gandhi’s jibe at Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, senior BJP ministers, including Venkaiah Naidu and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the session and the Opposition parties met with President Pranab Mukherjee. (ANI)