Senior members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha have attacked Prime Minister over demonetisation move , calling him Anti-Hindu.
The organisation said that the decision to scrap high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 was taken just before the start of the Hindu wedding season, while the Islamic banks were encouraged by the BJP, a report in a leading national daily said.
"Poor people, those who earn Rs 200-300 every day or those who survive on paltry government pensions, are the ones who are suffering. The move doesn't seem to have made an impact on the rich," Mahasabha's national general secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey was quoted as saying.
"Besides, it was announced just before the Hindu wedding season. Thousands of families were forced to borrow money from their friends and relatives, some others had to postpone, curtail or even cancel the ceremonies. At the same time, leaders of the so-called Hindutva party were busy promoting Islamic banking in the country," she added.
She was referring to Sholapur's BJP MLA and Maharashtra cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh, who launched India's first sharia-compliant Islamic banking service in Sholapur in September.