Raising question over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of a “cashless society”, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said that the Centre has not taken any initiative to apprise the rural population of the concept.
“You (Modi) should tell what preparations were made for digital India? Who will teach cashless transaction? How will it reach villages? Youth might be able to do it but what about others?,” Akhilesh said during an event in Lucknow.
“We have given laptops in villages. Over one crore registration has been done so far for our smartphone scheme. You (PM) should tell what have you done? You should know that the government which gives pain to people does not survive,” he said. Comparing the performance of his government with that of the Centre Akhilesh said, “They should compete with the UP government on development as tremendous work has been done in the state in the past four years.”
Attacking the BJP government at the Centre, he said, “Yatras of BJP have failed due to demonetisation. The people had to line up in queue due to which it failed.”
(With inputs from PTI)