Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made the announcement on demonetisation by scrapping old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, he’s been accused of making fun of millions of suffering public.
Hours after he announced demonetisation, he left for Japan for three days, inviting wrath from his critics. While in Japan, he mocked the misery of those, who had weddings planned but faced hardships because of lack of access to their own money due to new restrictions imposed by Modi.
Then in Goa, he allegedly called those standing in queues as those who had been involved in scams. Although his supporters later clarified that that jibe was only meant for Congress VP, Rahul Gandhi.
Now on Saturday, Modi was once accused of mocking he misery of ordinary citizens with his Rs 100 jibe during a live video address to gathering at Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai.
In his speech he said that he was glad that the organisers had not asked him to sing, else they would be asking for refund ‘in Rs 100 notes.’
His remarks are being seen in extremely poor taste as near 60 people have died since 8 November due to demonetisation related stress.
This didn’t go unnoticed by journalists and other social media users.
This is the most insensitive PM India ever had. V sad. https://t.co/ERhgt2R0mY
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 19, 2016
The cold play while the poor suffer!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2016
More than 60 people have died standing in cash queues across India while PM attends a rock concert & makes fun of their plight. Stunning.
— Krishan Partap Singh (@RaisinaSeries) November 19, 2016
PM cracks a joke about demonetisation at @coldplay concert: says if they want a refund on tickets it will be in 100 Rupee notes.
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) November 19, 2016
After the death of 50 plus people! Hugely poor taste! https://t.co/mmO2SBLCxi
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) November 19, 2016
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 19, 2016
>55 ppl died due to demonetization and Modi didn't say a word. But quick to address Cold Play concert attended by the rich! #HeartlessCOLDPM
— Gaurav Pandhi गौरव पांधी (@GauravPandhi) November 19, 2016