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Uttar Pradesh CM intensifies attack on Modi govt on note ban

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Mounting a fresh attack on the over demonetisation, Chief Minister today said the step would not succeed in curbing black money.

"The big ones shall escape by managing documents as none of them was sighted in the queues before banks and ATMs," he said on the sidelines of launching Samajwadi Double Fortified Salt here.

"Today, we have a government at the Centre which has caused an immense hardship to all, whether rich or poor. If you see the figures, 90 per cent of the people are facing problems due to demonetisation," said Akhilesh.

He said the Centre's dream of taking out black money from the rich was not coming true.

Akhilesh had yesterday Prime Minister Modi at House in to press for releasing more funds to because of the crunch they were facing due to

He had also highlighted the hardships of the farmers of due to the crunch.

Sources had said the meeting was a follow-up of a letter Akhilesh had written to the prime minister on the plight of the people following

The chief minister said double fortification of salt with iron and iodine will simultaneously prevent iron deficiency anaemia and iodine deficiency disorders.

In the first phase, the scheme will cover anaemia endemic areas of the state, including Meerut, Faizabad, Etawah and Hamirpur.

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 21:13 IST