Demonetisation a failed exercise, says Uddhav

Thane: Attacking the BJP government over the demonetisation decision, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said neither the black money has been unearthed nor corruption curbed post note ban.

“Neither the black money has come out nor has corruption reduced and things are as they were. It was only the common man who suffered while the rich were not at all affected,” Uddhav said addressing an election rally for the February 21 Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) polls here.

“They ask me if I have suffered due to it (noteban).

My answer is yes. I have suffered looking at the common man standing in the queue. I have suffered upon seeing so many deaths.

“I have suffered when I heard that people including the Jawans could not withdraw their own money,” Uddhav said.

“Modi is behaving as if he has created the nation and is considering himself to be the Rashtra Pita,” said Uddhav.

He also attacked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too is behaving as if he has created the state and is claiming credit for all good things that have happened,” said the Sena chief.

Invoking the late Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s connection with Thane, he said the city and Shiv Sena share a special bond which will not break at any time.

“We are confident that the citizens of Thane will elect Shiv Sena to power in the TMC this time as well,” Uddhav said.

On breaking of alliance with BJP ahead of the civic polls, Uddhav said, “They (BJP) were asking for too much in this elections and wanted 114 seats of which 40 were of the sitting Sena corporators.”

Taking a swipe at Fadnavis, Uddhav said, “It is unfortunate that the Chief Minister who is aiming to win the Mumbai city is comparing it with Patna. Is Mumbai so bad? If he compares he should compare it with London or any other foreign city.