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‘Nervous’ Behenji ‘rattled’ by success of demonetization

NEW DELHI: After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must be ready to face demonetisation’s repercussions in the upcoming state elections, party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday said it is a ‘desperate’ attempt made by Behenji as she is rattled by the huge acknowledgment Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting in Uttar Pradesh because of demonetisation.

Hitting back on Behenji, Singh told ANI that at the end of the day the country and the people of Uttar Pradesh are going to vote for demonetisation and for the good step the Prime Minister took.

“It is a desperate attempt that Mayawati is making at the public at large. Whether it is Uttar Pradesh or India, people have supported demonetisation. Survey after survey has been showing that demonetisation has been accepted by the public. And Mayawati and other leaders in the opposition are nervous; they are rattled because they always fought their elections and they relied on the black money that they had generated when they were in power,” he said.

Mayawati on Sunday said only the BSP can stop the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

Neither a united Samajwadi Party (SP) nor an SP-Congress alliance stand any chance and voting for either of these parties would help the BJP, she told the audience.

Dismissing the prospects of an SP-Congress alliance under the leadership of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati asked voters to choose between the “tainted face” of the Yadav scion and the “clean face” of her party, the BSP. Her statement comes at a time when the Congress and SP, along with the RLD, are close to clinching an alliance in the State even as the SP is torn in an internal battle over its symbol – cycle.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the BJP should be ready to face the consequences of their decision in the Uttar Pradesh polls as the move has rendered 90 percent of people cashless.

“It’s been over 50 days post demonetisation and yet the Prime Minister has not said how much black money has been recovered,” she said.