Prime Minister’s Office has asked all ministries to submit a report on outstation trips made by their ministers, Indian Express reported on Saturday. The move is believed to be an exercise to analyse its ministers’ efforts on spreading awareness about demonetisation. The report said that many ministers believe the move for knowing which ministers went to his/her constituency to tell about positives of November 8 demonetisation drive. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah had reportedly asked its MLAs and MPs to reach out to their constituencies and tell people about the positives of demonetisation. PM Narendra Modi in his long-winded speech in the Parliament on Tuesday had once again addressed the concerns of demonetisation.
Watch: Rahul Gandhi Mimics PM Modi’s Demonetisation Speech
“Some people have said why was this (demonetization) decision taken when the economy was doing well…It was the best time for demonetization as the economy was strong. Had the economy been weak, then we could not have done it successfully. Before subjecting a patient to surgery, a doctor checks all the parameters of the patient and only when those parameters are fine, is the operation done,” he said.
Modi also said that decision was taken after deep introspection, which many opposition leaders have accused him of. In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that from February last year, RBI officials were in the loop about such a possibility.