A war of words has ensued between the Opposition and the Centre over alleged deaths over demonetisation.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad sahilonline
To this, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu immediately hit back at Azad saying he was insulting the nation by making such comments and must apologise.
“This is a highly objectionable statement and an insult to the nation. By this statement, Congress has shielded Pakistan and has given Pakistan a chance to use this (statement) in their campaign,” said Naidu.
He said Azad is an experienced leader and the Leader of Opposition and he still standing with his statement. Naidu condemned it and called it unfortunate.
Later talking to media, Azad stated: “40 people have died. Our enemies haven’t killed so many people which were killed by our wrong policies.”
As per media reports, so far 55 people have died as they struggle to get cash. Most deaths are of the elderly waiting in long bank queues, and there are quite a few suicides, especially of housewives.