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Demonetisation not in public interest, says Akhilesh

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Chief Minister on Monday again targeted Prime Minister Modi over demonetisation, saying the decision had caused great inconvenience to all sections of the society.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a private event in Jaunpur, he said be it the working class, poor, students, farmers, woman, middle-class and the rich, all were facing huge problems.

"The has snatched the purse of women," he added while dismissing the Union government's claims of checking fake currency by this decision. "All talks by the to check graft and take on black money are a sham," he said.

"The decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes was taken without any preparation and is not in public interest," he added.

Akhilesh Yadav, however, refused to respond to pointed queries on his party's MP Amar Singh openly siding with Modi over



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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 18:02 IST