New Delhi, Nov 26: Hitting back, BJP today claimed it seems all the money BSP supremo Mayawati had collected by “selling” party tickets in elections have gone waste with demonetisation and that the move has hit at the roots of politicians-bureaucrats nexus in “looting” public money. It also rejected as “baseless” her allegation that the demonetisation decision was taken keeping its political interests in mind, saying she was staring at a “massive loss” in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and levelling unfounded charges in desperation. Also Read - Secularism Biggest Threat to India’s Tradition Getting Recognition on Global Stage: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
“The Prime Minister’s decision was not against some people or party but against black money, corruption and those involved in fake currency, drugs and terror funding. It may be possible that some political parties have been affected as well. “Modi is targeting black money but leaders like Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav (UP Chief Minister) are targeting him. People rejected her in 2012 and then in 2014 polls. BSP was a movement during Kanshi Ram’s time but is busy collecting money under her. It seem all the money she had collected by selling poll tickets have gone waste with demonetisation,” BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma told reporters. Also Read - FACT CHECK: Political Parties Use Sourav Ganguly's Morphed Image for Social Media Campaigns
Claiming that the Modi government has taken the demonetisation decision in a hurry with “hundred per cent” political interests of BJP in mind, Mayawati said it has caused difficulties to 90 per cent of the common people. She also asked how a decision which has caused problems to 90 per cent of the people could be in interest of the nation. Reacting to her charges, BJP said the government’s decision has hit at the roots of nexus of politicians and bureaucrats who “looted” the public money and ensured that even basic facilities like drinking water and electricity were not available in villages for 70 years. Also Read - 100 Days Or 100 Months: Congress Will Continue To Fight Till Farm Laws Are Rolled Back, Says Priyanka Gandhi
To Mayawati’s charge that there was tacit understanding between BJP and SP, he said it was in fact SP and BSP which had joined hands against BJP. Had it been not so, then the accused in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, which allegedly happened under the BSP rule, would have been punished, he said.