Mumbai, Apr 27: Condemning the Sukma attack that led to the killing of 25 CRPF jawans by Maoists, Shiv Sena, through its mouthpiece Saamna attacked the demonetisation drive announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Without naming any individual or party, the editorial said that those who claimed to hit terrorism and Naxalism through demonetisation have fallen flat.

The editorial indirectly targeted PM Modi who in February said that the demonetisation drive has broken the backbone of terrorism and Naxalism in the district and PM further claimed that over 700 Maoists have surrendered after the introduction of the demonetisation drive. Taking a jibe at PM Modi, the editorial said, “There are few who claimed the 500and 1000 rupee currency to be responsible for attacks in the country. However, the ban of these currencies did not end the attacks on the country.”

The editorial further questioned the government’s failure in stopping the continuous attacks on the army and said that “Instead of condemning the neighbouring countries after the attack the government must develop plans to stop such attacks. Just by saying ‘the sacrifices won’t go in vain’ will not solve the problems.” Questioning the government’s failure in stopping the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, the editorial says, “The government claims Pakistan to be responsible for the Kashmir unrest. But why is the government unable to stop attacks in Chhattisgarh? Why is the government unable to take any action in Chhattisgarh?”

Red Terrorism and Green Terrorism

Stating that over 100 security personnel have been killed in one month, the editorial said that, “there is a rise of green terrorism and red terrorism in the country. The government must find out the real culprits who fund these terrorists and must take action against them.”

Taking a jibe at the government, the editorial, in the end, states that, “the news of police arresting people with fake 2000 rupee currency is now emerging on a daily basis. While the government failed to tackle the problem of ending terrorist activities in the country through note ban, the government has also failed in ending fake currency in the country.”