Seems that the sudden decision of the Modi government about the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes has not only put the common man but also the Congress leaders to take on the central government. The Indian National Congress (INC) today held a press briefing chaired by veteran leader and former member of parliament (MP) Anand Sharma. In the press brief Sharma revealed that the decision to withdraw currency notes was taken by the UPA government as early as 2005, but the BJP which was the principal opporition party then had raised strong objection during those times.
Directly hitting out at the BJP, Anand Sharma alleged that the Modi government and the BJP are misleading the nation. A propaganda is being spread by the BJP and that they are targeting anyone who questions them. Pointing out at the inability of the banks to service this transition to the new currency Anand Sharma said that the people were promised that they would have currency from November 10 and that the government knew that there was not enough currency notes available.
Which farmer, dear Fin Min & Mr Amit Shah, carries a swipe machine when he goes to the mandi?: Anand Sharma
— INC India (@INCIndia) November 11, 2016
The former textile minister also spoke about how the farmers are facing tough times in the wake of this currency crisis. Sharma said that he has spoken to the finance minister Arun Jaitley about the ongoing situation and said that there are RBI provisions for such situation.
Senior journalist MK Venu has also come out in condemnation of this unthoughful act of the government, “The way it is being handled, this is the most disastrous demonetastion programme ever.A telling comment on the govt’s implementation skills,” tweeted Venu