New Delhi, Dec 14: Describing the distribution of 'ladoos' to people for their support to demonetisation as a "cruel joke", the AAP on Wednesday lambasted Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, claiming that four lakh Purvanchalis have lost their jobs post the note ban by the Centre.
The three AAP MLAs from Purvanchal, Bandana Kumari, Akhileshpati Tripathi and Rajesh Rishi criticised Tiwari's scheme of offering sweets to people for their support to demonetisation.
"Manoj Tiwari should know that the decision of demonetisation has hit the Purvanchalis bad. They have lost their jobs and over 4 lakh of them have fled Delhi. In this scenario, the BJP is distributing ladoos," Tripathi, who represents Model Town constituency, said.
"Is Manoj Tiwari distributing ladoos because the Purvanchalis have lost their jobs? We never expected that he would play such a cruel joke on them," Kumari, who comes from Shalimar Bagh said. Accusing the AAP of "misleading the public" and "playing with their sentiments", Delhi BJP spokesperson Aman Sinha said that the party has negative approach and mindset on all issues.
"People of Purvanchal along with other citizens of Delhi have faced serious problems in the last two years due to the outbreak of dengue and chikungunia and complete lack of development by the AAP government in Delhi," he said.
Sinha advised that AAP should desist politics of "regionalism and casteism" or else they will have to pay heavy price in the forthcoming elections. "Citizens from all over India and specially people of Purvanchal are standing solidly behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi in support of his visionary step in his fight against corruption, black money and fake currency," he added.