Over heated political controversies and public distress following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra modi led central government, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today expressed his support for the Prime Minister.
In a statement to ANI over the demonetisation policy, the junior Bachchan said, “I think anyone who is doing common good for the nation must be supported.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8 had initiated the demonetisation policy, in the wake of the increase in the circulation of blackmoney in the country, thereby putting a ban on the currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The implementation of the note-ban policy had created a chaotic situation among the common people in the country, with most of them desperately trying to exchange their old currency notes and get usable cash from the banks and ATMs. Even at the tenth day of implementation of the anti-graft policy, people were seen standing on ‘never-ending’ queues outside banks and ATMs, trying to save their old currency notes from turning into useless pieces of papers. Panic escalated as the wihdraw limit had been reduced to Rs 2,000 and people, in many places started queuing up outside banks even from night waiting for hours, till the ATMs run out of cash.
The opposition parties had locked their horns over the issue, blaming the government for creating public distress. With the issue taking a heated political turn, oppositon parties made attempts to corner the central government in the parliament for the third day in a row, today, resulting in the adjournment of the Lok Sabha till Monday.
Stating the anti-graft policy as a mandate at the present scenario, the Modi government and its leaders had criticised the oppositions for diverting the issue through ‘useless protests’. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, today, in an interview to CNN IBN described the demonetisation policy as a “short-term pain for a long-term gain”.