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Demonetisation Debate: Women Will Hit Modi With A Belan, Says Ram Gopal Yadav In Rajya Sabha

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16/11/2016 2:20 PM IST | Updated 16/11/2016 2:40 PM IST
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Samajwadi party leader and Rajya Sabha member Ram Gopal Yadav in a file photo.

Everywhere you go these days people are talking about the demonetisation. The Parliament is no different. While the Lok Sabha was adjourned early in the day, Rajya Sabha is still discussing demonetisation.

It was already known that the Opposition would go hammer and tongs against the government even as the ministers of the Narendra Modi government are doing their best to portray that the process of demonetisation has not caused any difficulty for the general public.

From Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sitaram Yechury to Anand Sharma, opposition ministers lamented about the hardships of the common man during a debate in the Rajya Sabha on demonetisation. But no one could have put it the way Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav did.

Criticising the move by the Modi led government, Yadav said, "If you go to villages today to ask for votes, women will pick up their belans (rolling pins) beat him."

"Women have died of heart attacks after they losing their small savings," he said and added that vegetable sellers were having to throw away their rotten vegetables because no one would buy them.

"No one accepts Rs. 2,000 note in villages," he said.

Yadav also said that Delhi's usually crowded Khan Market had been empty for the last few days because people didn't have cash.

"This did not happen even during the emergency. The common man has become a beggar," he said.

"So many people have died in the last few days. I appeal to the BJP to look at the lines in front of banks in villages," he added.

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