BJP MP Subramanian Swamy blames Finance Ministry for the inconvenience of people due to demonetisation and said that the step alone will not end black money. He called a need of overall “package” considering several measures to combat black money and said that to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about it in a letter, ToI quoted Swamy as saying.
Since the ban on the old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, the step has been criticised by various sections of the society. From various political leaders to common men, many people are blaming the Centre for the inconvenience faced due to demonetisation. In the middle of the hullabaloo, Swamy blamed Union Minister Arun Jaitley for “lack of preparedness” for the step. Taking note of the difficulties faced by the people, he said that the government should make arrangements of temporary counters for exchanging currencies, especially for senior citizens.
The Rajya Sabha member said that he cannot say how the step will work because “the Indians are very intelligent and there are already discounting processes on”.
He also did not support the statement of Jaitley where he said the currency ban will lead to cheaper elections and said it will only “make fighting elections more difficult”.
In a major shock to the nation, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the ban on high-value currency notes on November 8 midnight. Soon after the move, an uproar had been generated in the nation with people commenting on the impact and consequences of the step.