Change PM, Not Notes: Arvind Kejriwal Ups Ante Against Government On Currency Ban


NEW DELHI: Upping the ante against demonetisation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today exhorted people to "change" the Prime Minister instead of defunct notes, saying those supporting the exercise were against the country, even as AAP announced a march to Parliament on Tuesday..

Countering his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis' contention that opposing the decision was "anti-national", Mr Kejriwal said it was those who were in support of the drive that were against the country and the citizens..

Mr Kejriwal also continued to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, asking the latter to come clear on his "relations" with a mobile wallet company, claiming its business has seen an "upswing" since demonetisation.

"Note nahi, PM badlo (Change PM, not note)...Fadnavis ji, fire is raging across the country following the decision of the Prime Minister. The person who is standing with the PM on this would be against the country and the citizens," the Chief Minister, who is touring poll-bound Punjab, tweeted..

Mr Kejriwal also continued to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, asking the latter to come clear on his "relations" with a mobile wallet company, claiming its business has seen an "upswing" since demonetisation.

In another tweet, he urged PM Modi to either "waive off" farmers' loans or deposit Rs. 10,000 in each Jan Dhan account using the money deposited by people in banks since November 10, the day banking opened post demonetisation.

Mr Kerjriwal had earlier set a three-day deadline to the Centre demanding that demonetisation, "a massive scam", be rolled back. He will also address rallies in Varanasi, Meerut and Lucknow next month to corner the government on the issue.