1. Demonetisation: Shashi Tharoor mocks note-ban implementation, compares PM Narendra Modi with ‘confused housewife’

Demonetisation: Shashi Tharoor mocks note-ban implementation, compares PM Narendra Modi with ‘confused housewife’

In a Twitter post, the Congress MP compared the Prime Minister with a confused housewife who had just started baking the first 'roti' and called the whole family for dinner.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 22, 2016 6:56 PM
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor mocked the Prime Minister over the implementation of the note-ban policy. (Reuters) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor mocked the Prime Minister over the implementation of the note-ban policy. (Reuters)

As political storm intensifies following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra Modi government, and with opposition leaders criticizing the center’s move, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, today, mocked the Prime Minister over the implementation of the note-ban policy.

In a Twitter post, the Congress MP compared the Prime Minister with a confused housewife who had just started baking the first ‘roti’ and called the whole family for dinner.

Citing the need to curb the rise in black money in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8, had initiated the demonetisation policy, following which there had been a ban on currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1000. There had been chaotic situation among the common people of the country since the implementation of the anti-graft policy, with several people standing on never-ending queues, waiting for hours to exchange or replace their old currency notes and collect usable cash from banks and ATMs.

Political uproar erupted following the government’s decision on note-ban, with many opposition leaders criticizing the Modi government for a confused implementation of the policy, leading to public distress. With heated arguments and protests, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha had witnessed repeated adjournments since November 16.

PM Modi had today asked for public opinion on the demonetisation policy through a mobile application, while the opposition had criticized the move questioning the feasibility of the survey.

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