<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his demonetization decision had severely hit the parties whose leaders seek money in lieu of tickets for contesting Assembly polls, in a veiled attack on BSP chief Mayawati who has been facing such allegations. Addressing a rally in Agra, he said the decision to scrap notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination was not intended to cause harassment to the common people but they will have to take the “trouble” for 50 days for ensuring a bright future for the coming generations.He expressed confidence that the objective of ending corruption and black money, which was the reason behind the decision, would be achieved.”I know some people have lost everything (because of demonetization). (if) you have to become MLA, bring so many notes, then you will become an MLA. Notes had been stashed.What will happen to these notes? Whom did these notes belong to? Did these not belong to the poor and honest people? This game should come to an end,” Modi said here in the poll-bound state.He did not name anybody but the comments are seen directed at Mayawati who has been accused of taking money in lieu of giving tickets for the upcoming Assembly polls due early next year.Some of Mayawati’s former party leaders, like Swami Prasad Maurya, have accused her of “auctioning” tickets for the 2017 Assembly elections. Maurya made the allegation while announcing his decision to quit BSP on June 22. Mayawati has denied such allegations. “This is our effort to ensure that the middle class gets its due, aspirations of the poor are fulfilled and exploitation of the middle class comes to end. This black economy is making the country hollow from within,” Modi said.”I have taken this decision not to cause harassment to anybody. I have taken this decision for the coming generations and change the fate of our youth,” the Prime Minister added. He said he had stated on the first day of the announcement on November 8 that it will take 50 days for the changeover. “Had I sought 50 days or not? This is such a big country and the decision is so huge that there will be some trouble,” he said. BJP’s Acche Din are over: MayawatiTaking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing a party rally in Agra instead of visiting Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district, the site of the rail mishap that claimed over 100 lives, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Sunday said had Modiji visited the injured, it would have give them some satisfaction, but ‘sharing others’ grief is not his nature’.‘It is the BSP’s firm belief that the BJP and Prime Minister Modi’s good days are over, and bad days will be coming soon,’ said Mayawati.‘Similarly, if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, instead of making statements, had visited the accident site, it would have lessened their grief. But he too did not visit there. Any criticism would not be enough to deplore him,’ she said.Stating that the BJP, which contests election on money provided by capitalists of the nation, is not going to win a single assemble election in the country, including Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief said, ‘The people of India, including the people of Uttar Pradesh, will take Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government to the task for implementing their demonetization drive without any prior planning.’‘Even the inaugurations and announcements made by the BJP government at the Centre now will not help them win even a single assembly election,’ she added.Taking about the Kanpur rail tragedy during the launch of the ‘Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojna’, an ambitious housing scheme for rural poor in Agra, the Prime Minister said, ‘This morning, there was a rail accident near Kanpur. The relief work is going on in full swing and the Centre will also investigate matter. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish those injured a speedy recovery.’With innputs from PTI and ANI


Demonetization has hit parties that take money for tickets: PM Modi takes subtle dig at Mayawati