Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave away compensations to ‘victims’ of demonetization.
This made Yadav the first political leader to give away compensation to relatives of victims who died standing in queues or in from of ATM kiosks.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 had announced of scrapping Rs500 and Rs1000 notes to curb black money and supply chain on anti-national outfits and terrorist groups.
From the day one of the demonetization announcement the Uttar Pradesh chief minister had been vocal and left no forum criticizing the move.
While distributing the compensation amount yadav said ‘notebandi’ has caused considerable distress among the poor people and halted the economic growth of the nation.
He also said that people would stand up against the government and pay back NDA-led government the interest by voting against the BJP and its allies in the coming elections.
“On day one of the announcement people seemed excited and believed a change is going to come but as time passed many died, lost their jobs and economy has been hit. People now have realized the real motto of the goal and in democracy the government which hurts people faces the music during polls,” said Akhilesh.