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From 'Modi's curse' to budget speech: Who said what on PM's New Year Eve address

Slamming The PM For His Disappointing Address, Congress Wondered Why He Did Not Mention How Many Lakhs Of Crores Of Black Money The Government Managed To Wipe Out Through Demonetisation In The Last 50 Days.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 31 Dec 2016, 10:02:24 PM

New Delhi:


As the nation watched Prime Minister's New Year Eve address with bated breath, Opposition parties took no time in slamming his speech with Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala terming the demonetisation exercise as 'Modi's curse'.  
Slamming the PM for his "disappointing" address, Congress wondered why he did not mention how many "lakhs of crores" of black money the government managed to wipe out through demonetisation in the last 50 days. 
On the other hand, the Modi Cabinet and BJP leaders hailed his decision to provide relief to farmers, small traders, economically backward sections and senior citizens.
Here is a look at who said what on PM Modi's speech: 
Congress leader Ahmed Patel: PM's address was very disappointing. Our 5 demands have not been met, neither there was any roadmap on when will cash crunch ease.
BJP president Amit Shah: I congratulate PM for taking steps for the betterment of the poor. 
Finance minister Arun Jaitley: Prime Minister's announcements will enhance economic activities. The government is committed to cleanse political funding.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad: PM's address was like budget speech that lacked the information on how much black money has been accounted after the demonetisation.
Union minister Venkaiah Naidu: Great decision. All sections of society have been provided certain relief from poor to middle class, farmers etc. The PM has today lived upto the expectations that he is 'messiah' of the poor. He has taken care of all vulnerable sectors.
Congress leader RS Surjewala: I am disappointed with PM's speech. Many questions were left unanswered. His decision has paralysed nation's economy.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury: It seems like no work is left for the finance minister as PM has presented the budget speech already.
West Bengal CM Mamamta Banerjee: The PM just took over the post of finance minister and made pre-budget speech.
NCP leader Nawab Malik: PM's televised address was like a budget speech


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First Published : 31 Dec 2016, 09:48:00 PM