Demonetisation: Book Narendra Modi for murder, says Sanjay Nirupam

Blaming Narendra Modi for the deaths of over 70 people linked to demonetisation, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister 'should be booked for murder'.

IANS November 22, 2016 16:05:02 IST
Demonetisation: Book Narendra Modi for murder, says Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai: Blaming Narendra Modi for the deaths of over 70 people linked to demonetisation, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister "should be booked for murder".

He said millions of people were on the streets today and they had no money to buy food, medicines or other articles of daily necessities after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

"These people have been standing in long queues for so many days, waiting to deposit and withdraw their own money which is now stuck in the banks. So far, more than 70 persons have died," Nirupam said.

Demonetisation Book Narendra Modi for murder says Sanjay Nirupam

File photo of Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. AFP

"One and only person is responsible for all these deaths -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I demand he should be held responsible and booked under Section 302 (of IPC) for murder," he said.

Nirupam was interacting with the media during at a widely attended 'Note Pe Charcha' launched by the party on Tuesday to guage the public opinion on post-demonetisation in Mumbai.

Hundreds of people, including some standing in the bank queues, highlighted their difficulties and suffering without money.

Some complained how had the new Rs 2,000 notes but could not change them.

Nirupam said that as of now, around Rs 5 lakh crore had been deposited in banks but people had been able to withdraw barely 25 per cent of that amount, creating a panic situation.

"The government should have made adequate preparations before the sudden demonetisation. Now that millions suffer, the RBI should immediately supply more currency for the public. The people have been put to great hardships due to sudden demonetisation," he said.

Besides, trade and commerce were on the verge of collapse as people have no money to buy basic necessities. Hotels, restaurants, shops and malls, cinemas or multiplexes and all other sectors of the economy have reported huge drops of more than 70-80 per cent in business, he said.

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