Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign from his post if the cash crunch condition did not normalise in 50 days.
Noting that Modi had sought 50 days to deal with the demonetisation effects, Lalu Prasad said nearly a month had passed and only 22 days were left for the 50-day deadline.
The November 8 decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has led to an unprecedented cash crunch across the country. Most ATMs remain dry and huge crowds throng banks every day for money.
Lalu said sensing the flop show over demonetisation, Modi had shifted his agenda from black money to cashless economy.
The former Bihar Chief Minister asked Modi to explain who was responsible for the deaths of 90 people while standing in banks and ATM queues or committed suicide due to factors linked to demonetisation.
He said, “Modiji, this country is not made of metro cities only. Your dangerous experiment forced on the economy has created a life and death situation in rural India.”