Manish Sisodia and Kapil Mishra Arrested for Holding Anti-Note Ban MarchNovember 22, 2016 16:21
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and his cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra have been arrested on Tuesday when they attempted to march to Parliament from Jantar Mantar opposing the Centre's demonetisation move.
Before beginning the march, Sisodia launched a harsh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation claiming he is making people cry and shedding "crocodile tears".
"We don't like Modi for what he has done in his personal and political life. This is not a noted band but note-badly. The terrorists in Kashmir today were found with Rs 2000 notes. From where are terrorists getting them? Either you are unaware of the lapse or are involved in it.”
"He keeps crying all the time and makes people cry. But he sheds crocodile tears. The demonetization drive should be rolled back. This is what people want," Sisodia said while addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar.
He was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues Gopal Rai, Kapil Mishra and Satyendra Jain.
"Neither terrorist funding has stopped nor counterfeit notes nor black marketeering. The government has no money to give for OROP to soldiers but waives the loans of industrialists," Sisodia added.
A day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently in Punjab, urged people to "change" the Prime Minister instead of the dead notes, slogans of "note hi, PM badly" were raised at the march.
"The PM again became emotional... he is not getting any support. Hence, he is crying. The need is to take the fight to the streets," Gopal Rai said.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes the opposition parties had criticised the move.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI