Speaking after flagging off the India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Car Rally from his official residence, the Chief Minister said that people are facing immense problems on account of the central government's decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes.
Akhilesh Yadav said "The Uttar Pradesh government is deeply concerned about the problems people are facing, especially in the rural areas, following the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to withdraw the high-denomination currency notes."
"We are arranging cash vans to make money available to the people in far-flung areas," he added.
Taking a dig at Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav said: "'Buaji' (BSP chief) is very fond of wearing garlands of currency notes. Narendra Modi has put a check on the hobby of 'Buaji' through his demonetisation move. This is not good..."
He added that although every citizen of this country is facing difficulties on account of scrapping of the high-value notes, the most distressed person is 'Buaji', suggesting that she has huge stockpiles of such unaccounted money.
On November 8, Prime Minister Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in a bid to curb black money in the country as also to break the back of terror outfits, which are believed to thrive on illegal money.