Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury Faces Backlash Over ‘Pagla Modi’ Jibe, BJP Demands His Apology

Congress MP and Chief of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stirred up an issue after he made a comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over withdrawal of Rs 2,000 foreign money notes from circulation by the Reserve Financial institution of India. Addressing a press convention in Bengal’s Murshidabad on Monday, Chowdhury slammed the Central authorities over the withdrawal of the foreign money notes and accused PM Modi of “worsening” the monetary scenario of the nation. 

“Once more, hastily, he (PM Modi) introduced the scrapping of Rs 2,000 notes. He isn’t Modi, he’s ‘Pagla Modi’. Persons are calling him ‘Pagla Modi’. The nation’s financial system is already dwindling and he has additional taken this step to worsen the scenario. Now, Rs 2000 notes won’t run out there,” he mentioned. 

“The individuals are utterly annoyed with this authorities. Now, individuals are elevating their voice, they’re saying that everybody (political events) should come collectively beneath Congress’ management to struggle in opposition to them (BJP),” he added.

The Reserve Financial institution of India on Friday introduced to withdraw the Rs 2,000 denomination foreign money notes from circulation, however added they are going to proceed to stay as authorized tender.

The Bharatiya Janata Celebration reacted to Chowdhury’s assertion and demanded his apology. Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar known as him a “repeat offender.” 

“Congress chief Adhir Ranjan abuses PM @narendramodi ji once more & calls him ‘Pagla’.He has used the abusive language repeatedly. He’s a repeat offender,” Majumdar tweeted. 

“I strongly condemn this. He ought to apologise instantly,” he added. 

In its Friday announcement, the RBI suggested banks to cease issuing Rs 2,000 denomination financial institution notes with fast impact. 

It, nevertheless, mentioned that residents will proceed to have the ability to deposit Rs 2000 banknotes into their financial institution accounts and/or trade them into banknotes of different denominations at any financial institution department as much as September 30, 2023

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