The Congres today tried to put more pressure on the NDA government on the demonetisation issue. Speaking at a press conference senior party leader Kapil Sibal asked why the prime minister can’t speak on the issue in the Parliament, while he is speaking on the issue again and again outside it.
Raising the issue, Kapil Sibal asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared to face his own people in the Lok Sabha, where the BJP is in a majority. Upping the ante against the government, he added that the Congress don’t have the faith in the prime minister anymore.
Another senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP of purchasing properties worth crores in Bihar and other places in order to turn black money into white just before the demonetisation, which has made it clear that BJP and black money falls under same category.
Since the government announced demonetisation of higher value of notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, people in all part of the country are facing cash crunch. Long queues could be seen in banks and ATMs in the hope of either withdrawing or exchange of notes. During his speech on November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given time till November 30 for the people to deposit old currency notes.
The aim of the step was to flush out black money from the country. Since the start of the winter session of the Parliament on November 16, both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are seeing continuing adjournments on the issue, with the Opposition targeting the government over the way demonetisation has been implemented.