Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh): Slamming the BJP-led government in New Delhi for its decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes in one single stroke, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi while addressing a public meeting in Aligarh on Friday accused the Prime Minister of mocking the poor and laughing at their woes.
"Poor lined up in queues outside banks are dying and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is laughing in Japan like a "Comedy Show artist", Asaduddin Owaisi said.
"The demonetisation is finishing off the poor people, not corruption and black money", he added while addresing a public meeting first time in Aligarh.
In the past on several occasions, the MIM Uttar Pradesh had been denied permission by the Samajawadi Party government in the state to hold Owaisi's rallies in this famous city.
Stating that every business and trade in Aligarh and elsewhere in the country is hit by the government's sudden move to discontinue Rs 500 and 1000 notes, Asaduddin Owaisi questioned the logic behind the decision.
"There are 40 crore Indians who can't write their names. A meager 03% people have debit or credit card (how can they exchange old notes or live without cash)", he said.
"Only poor people have been hit by this irrational decision. No one else. They have become poorer after currency ban. Some even have become beggars", he added.
Asaduddin Owaisi also slammed the Modi government for its attempt to impose Uniform Civil Code and interference in the Muslim Personal Law.
Invoking Hindu Marriage Act in Goa, Owaisi dared PM Modi to change the law in the state ruled by the BJP.
"Hindu Marriage Act in Goa allows second marriage. Will Modi dare to change the Marriage Act in Goa?" Owaisi said.
Asaduddin Owaisi reiterated that there is a nexus between the Bhartiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party. He said the SP and other political parties are fooling Muslims in the name of secularism.
"Muslims were massacred right under SP rule in Uttar Pradesh. Over 50,000 Muslims are still living in various relief camps", he said.