Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said that there is no question of government taking back demonetisation step. Speaking at a rally in the national capital, the minister heaped praise for the step taken by Narendra Modi of banning old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to control black money in the country and said that the aim of the government under the prime minister is to take the country towards cashless economy in which the people of the country wont have to pay anyone in person.
Stressing that the main aim of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to bring JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar & Mobile) soon, he said that some people complaint the former neither accepts bribe nor allows anybody to take it. The minister also expressed surprise as to how the entire Opposition party has united against the demonetisation step and said that the government still continue to enjoy support of the people of the country on the issue.
Earlier in the morning, while speaking to the media persons, Venkaiah Naidu accused the Opposition of not allowing the Parliament to function and is instead putting the blame on the government. He added that the Opposition parties have failed to gauge nation’s mood on the demonetisation issue.
Since November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a sudden address to the nation announced demonetisation of high valued notes, long queues are continuously been seen in ATMs and banks for withdrawal or exchange of notes. The Parliament continues to see adjournment over the issue since the start of the ongoing winter session.