Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism
New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said the Centre's claim that demonetisation will end Left Wing Extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high value currency was announced.
"Modi government made tall claims that demonetisation will eliminate Naxalism (Maoism). But those claims have evaporated in thin air," Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said in a statement.
"There have been 17 major Naxal attacks after demonetisation, in which 69 security personnel were martyred and 86 civilians killed," he said.
He also said that terrorists and Maoists have time and again been caught with new currency notes and even fake Rs 2,000 notes.
"Will the Home Minister deny this? When will Modi government rise from its deep slumber and take concrete steps to deal with the biggest internal security threat," he asked.