1. Demonetisation: Rs 2,000 note illegal, says Congress leader Manish Tewari

Demonetisation: Rs 2,000 note illegal, says Congress leader Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari Wednesday said that demonetisation is illegal and that government cannot even take this step without legislation. Warning the centre, he said that the court will look into the legality of the Demonetisation and also to the inconvenience it has caused to people.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 10:35 AM
He contested the move by the government to ban high currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and even challenged government's authority to introduce Rs 2,000 note. (ANI) He contested the move by the government to ban high currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and even challenged government’s authority to introduce Rs 2,000 note. (ANI)

Congress leader Manish Tewari Wednesday said that demonetisation is illegal and that government cannot even take this step without legislation. Warning the centre, he said that the court will look into the legality of the Demonetisation and also to the inconvenience it has caused to people. He contested the move by the government to ban high currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and even challenged government’s authority to introduce Rs 2,000 note. Government’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 note has attracted much criticism from people. Immediately after the ban, grocery shops, pharmacies and even private hospitals stopped accepting the banned notes.

The government changed several guidelines for the convenience of people but the hardship of people does not seem to end. Dozens of people have lost their life because of the chaos demonetisation has caused.

Congress leader Manish Tewari Wednesday said that demonetisation is illegal and that government cannot even take this step without legislation. Warning the centre, he said that the court will look into the legality of the Demonetisation and also to the inconvenience it has caused to people. He contested the move by the government to ban high currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and even challenged government’s authority to introduce Rs 2,000 note. Government’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 note has attracted much criticism from people. PM Narendra Modi on 8th November had banned the high currency notes to counter black money. However, several economists and politicians advocate that the move will not solve the problem of black money and is only for a short term solution. CPM leaders, Sitaram Yechury also renamed Modi as “Modi Antoinette” and narrated the infamous quote by the French Queen, Marie Antoinette who, during French revolution had said that if people don’t have bread, they can eat cakes. He said, “We have Modi Antoinette who says ‘If you don’t have paper, use plastic'”.

Immediately after the ban, grocery shops, pharmacies and even private hospitals stopped accepting the banned notes, long queues were seen outside ATMs and banks as people rushed to exchange and withdraw their notes. While people who get their salaries in their account could still manage, small businessmen, auto rickshaw drivers and daily wagers were badly affected by the move. Since the ban, dozens of people have even lost their life. Several guidelines were changed for the convenience of people but the the hardship of people does not seems to end.

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