Sounding the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh‘s Sultanpur yesterday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address a rally in Lakhimpur on Wednesday.
Launching a vehement attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the demonetisation of high-end currency notes, Akhilesh yesterday opined the money is not black or white, but the transactions are and said it was only the common man who faced the sole brunt of the drive.
Akhilesh even talked about the feud that recently plagued the first family of Uttar Pradesh and termed it as ‘for the betterment of people’.
Setting off his election campaign at Sultanpur, Yadav said at a rally, “It’s the common man who suffered the most because of demonetisation. So many people lost their lives. People were not able to withdraw their own hard-earned money. The money earned through hard work and integrity was declared black.”
“There’s nothing black or white in this world. Money is not black or white; the transactions are. And what black money can a common man have? The black money is possessed by the people living in the big cities. Did you see those affluent people in the ATM lines? Only the common man was seen and weird incidents were reported,” he added.