Demonetisation move may have irked Aam Aadmi Party, not the common man: Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu asserted demonetisation decision will benefit people in the long run, adding that the dishonest will fall in line.
New Delhi: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party for protesting against the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500/1000 currency notes, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the AAP might be upset with the move, but not the common man.
Justifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of demonetisation, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, this type of a surgery was required for the country.
Naidu asserted the bold decision will benefit people in the long run, adding that the dishonest will fall in line.
Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has been viciously attacking the Modi regime over the demonetisation move.
Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly tore into PM Modi's demonetisation move and warned of a public revolt if the decision that has caused cash chaos was not reversed in three days.
Besides AAP and Trinamool Congress, Opposition parties like Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Indian national Congress have been continuously attacking the Centre over the implementation of the big decision.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had categorically stated that there was "no question of rolling back" the demonetisation move and accused Kejriwal and Banerjee of "spreading panic".
The Central government on November 8 has demonetised 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in a bid to curb black money and counterfeit currency.