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PM accusing nation of holding black money: DMK

ANI  |  Chennai (Tami Nadu) [India] 

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday said that the Prime Minister Modi is accusing the entire nation of holding on to black.

"The Prime Minister is accusing over 120 crore people of for holding black money. Is he clean then? Only he and his supporters are clean, rest of the people are supporters of black money. This is like abusing the common people. He is accusing every Indian of being a supporter of black money. Whoever is going to exchange the money in bank has black money," spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan told ANI.

Elangovan further said that the prime minister is speaking outside as he knows that nobody is going to question him for his remarks, and added, that the Center has failed to perform his duty to bring black money from outside, and hence unleashed pressure of on the common people.

"Whatever promises he made so far he has not fulfilled it as yet. He neither cares about nor about the Parliamentary system because, whatever he speaks outside, cannot be questioned. No Prime Minister in the past sixty years of India's independence has spoken outside parliament, and when is in session," he said.

The opposition parties have called for a countrywide protest today against what they call the government's "mishandling" of the currency ban. Only the Left Front, which has a presence in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, has called for a strike or 'Bharat Bandh' in the three states.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday slammed the opposition for its all-shutdown call over demonetisation, saying the country instead needed an end to evils like corruption and black money.

Addressing the BJP's Parivartan Rally in Kasya assembly segment of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister said, "On the one hand we are initiating steps to curb corruption, but on the other hand a few people are talking about 'Bharat Bandh'."

He described as a cure to the 70-year-old disease of corruption.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 12:20 IST