1. If people screaming for food, Jaitley cannot call opposition irresponsible: Congress

If people screaming for food, Jaitley cannot call opposition irresponsible: Congress

Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said othat if the general public is being inconvenienced by the government’s decision, the finance minister cannot shrug of his responsibilities by making such statements.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2016 9:33 AM
The present ‘financial chaos’ has been caused because the government has failed to gauge the impact of their decision.  (ANI) The present ‘financial chaos’ has been caused because the government has failed to gauge the impact of their decision. (ANI)

Taking strong exception to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley labeling the opposition as “irresponsible” on the issue of demonitisation, Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said on Sunday that if the general public is being inconvenienced by the government’s decision, the finance minister cannot shrug of his responsibilities by making such statements.

“Well it is easy for me to say what he has done is irresponsible. It is not an answer, we must engage in actual debate and discussion. We are saying that enormous inconvenience has been caused to the ordinary citizen who does not deserve this. They are enormous queues, people are lining up, they are screaming because they don’t have food at home. All this, is something that Jaitley, as a responsible minister, has to give a reply to. He can’t shrug his shoulders like that,” Khurshid told ANI in Chandigarh.

He said the present ‘financial chaos’ has been caused because the government has failed to gauge the impact of their decision.

Similarly, fellow Congress member and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said the opposition parties are not against the government’s decision but are concerned with its unpreparedness in mitigating the currency crunch.

“Nobody is against the demonetisation, but they haven’t thought it through. They did not pay attention to it and everyone is complaining about that. There are such long queues at the ATMs, in villages where there are no banks, or even if they are, it is 20-25 km away,” Kharge told ANI.

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    ksrinivasan
    Nov 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    Dear Mr.Khurshid,Indian people are not new to the long line of Q's. Day in and day out they have endured this in your Great Congress rule.Some list of Great 'Q' are Railway tickets,Milk,Rations petrol for Adhar cards,busses, Airport list is end. So don't get fooled or dont be in fool's world.
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      shivanand
      Nov 13, 2016 at 6:12 am
      why doesnot these people try to open banks in villages? in their entire tenure they failed bring the potion under banking network and now talk
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        Pankaj
        Nov 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm
        No body is foodless at home.people are backing pm decision.pm is for country and not of any political party.people hailed decision of mrs indira hi when the first nuclear explosion took place in pokhran.The present decision of black money eradication is well needed for emerging country like India.
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        1. ravishnkar Ravishankar
          Nov 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm
          Yes, it is irresponsible. They are s also. If they accept that this is one way of eradication of black money, they should help people. This proves CONgress fellows are scoundrels.
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          1. Sridhar Ramakrishna
            Nov 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm
            People can endure this inconvenience for few days. We back our P.M. People like Mr. Khurshid and the Congress have damaged India enough during their rule. Now they can only make mischievous comments sitting in the opposition.
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