Anil Bokil, man who suggested demonetisation to PM Narendra Modi, slams implementation of policy

Anil Bokil said that the government used his proposal selectively.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 5:50 pm
demonetisation, demonetisation policy, demonetisation crisis, narendra modi demonetisation, anil bokil, demonetisation modi, currency ban, high currency notes banned, demonetisation india, india news, indian express Apparently, Modi is not the man behind the demonetisaton decision. (Source: PTI, Anil Bokil/Facebook)

Anil Bokil, founder of Arthakranti and part of the team that suggested the demonetisation move to curb black money, has slammed the implementation of the policy, reported the Mumbai Mirror. Talking to the newspaper, Bokil said the government used his advice selectively. He also told the news outlet that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The PMO, however, did not confirm the meeting.

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He claimed the proposal that he presented to the Prime Minister in a July meeting had a comprehensive plan on how to announce and implement the scheme. The government, he claims, picked up on only two out of the five points he had presented, as a result of which the policy now can neither be rejected nor accepted happily.

He claimed the “roadmap” his organisation gave to the government would have ensured that no chaos ensued. His proposal included the abolition of indirect or direct state and central taxes, introduction of the Bank Transaction Tax, no tax on cash withdrawals, legal limit on transactions and demonetisation of higher currency.

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He said the organisation had been working on the proposal for the past 16 years, since the organisation was founded in 2000. His 16-member committee, he said, would have ensured that no one got hurt in the process of demonetisation.

Demonetisation was among the ideas Bokil presented to Narendra Modi, then prime minister designate, before the elections in 2014, in a “meeting [that] went for two hours”.

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    koodhiq
    Feb 8, 2017 at 9:31 am
    It is quite easy for someone like Anil Bokil to criticise Modi for not implementing all the suggestions offered by his organisation. After all Bokil is not the PM. Modi has the full responsibility for the nation and has to weigh the pros and cons. While Modi may not be personally corrupt, many big industrialists do have considerable influence on the government as they are major investors in the economy and create many jobs. Antagonising them will undermine his economic agenda. The other critical aspect is that our administrative set up is very poor. Just one suggestion of demonetising large notes has created so much furore and many subversive activities by bank employees etc has negated much of the positives. Imagine if all the five suggestions like income tax elimination etc are all done in one go. The proverbial will hit the fan and then everyone will again criticise why he had to implement all at one time rather than stagger. Dammed if he does, and dammed if he doesn't. Just not possible to please everyone.
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      Hemant Kumar
      Nov 22, 2016 at 9:53 am
      Fiction is being presented as news.
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        Barb Dewyre
        Nov 22, 2016 at 11:55 am
        Ha ha. This meeting will never happen. Modi will never share the credits for this scheme with this man!
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          Haru Mandal
          Nov 22, 2016 at 6:27 am
          1. looks like "demonetisation of higher currency." is the 5th of the 5 Krantikari points that he has made him famous. Rs 500 (and Rs 1000) - Can someone call these two notes High currency note in today's economy ? These two currencies make 86% of the cash of an economy - which is predominantly a CASH economy by 85%.. lt;br/gt;2. "His proposal included the abolition of indirect or direct state and central taxes" ! lt;br/gt;Is this SUM total of ArthaKranti? Which Govt of which country (developed and CORRUPTION-FREE(!) ) will do that?
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            Haru Mandal
            Nov 22, 2016 at 7:47 am
            A part of the Black Money is from 1. bribe from the crooked govt officials and 2. commission taken from govt suppliers and contractors (Govt Procurement, Defence Procurement, Railway procurement) 3. siphoning of govt fund by producing fake spending/fake recipient! lt;br/gt;How this is going to be stopped by (1) Demonetising existing 500 and 1000 rs notes and bringing new 500 and 1000 rs notes in future? Where (or what is) is the KRANTIKARI Mantra in this ARTHAKRANTI???
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              MyTake
              Nov 22, 2016 at 8:50 pm
              At last Hindian media found something to talk about everyday for days on ends, like it finds things from time to time! Good on Hindian media! If it is thanks to this man then good on him as well but Dr. Swamy was also talking about abolition of income tax for some time! Good on Hindian media for finding the parrallell Universe where things can be regurated over and over again for chewing like cow deos! Great achievement!
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                MyTake
                Nov 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm
                It has been noticed Hindian media usually shows extra ordinary interests in selling news that has the potential of landing into controversy! Must be the scam b u g s of humanity thriving on p u s of defunct human body parts and not on light and fresh oxygen! IS that what Modi said news traders? May be India needs Arnab Gowswamys more and soon to put things in perspective so one have to rely on news traders but on news providers. Its now like if we could not stop the scheme, we want at least the credit to go to some one else!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Good on this man if he really has come up with the idea and if that is the case he should be rewarded for his idea! Complain is not against this man but the extra ordinary interests shown by Hindian media indicates there is smoething fishy about it!
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                  Relived
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 3:13 am
                  Reality is we are not ready for a Cashless economy. Transition will be gradual ,if at all. Till then Cash is King . perhaps Akhilesh is right !!!
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                    Nut Case
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 10:06 am
                    Another no gooder claiming credit?
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                      Pmp
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 11:29 am
                      The comments from the so called think tank are made to grab attention and are like bell weather birds claiming responsibility for initiation of Tsunamis.The colossal task of eliminating shadow economy is bound to have mive repercussions and if the task is completed,it wil benefit the entire nation,nevermind poll reverses for the ruling party in the coming hustings.
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                        Kabhi na
                        Nov 23, 2016 at 4:00 am
                        Anilji this was done for the 10% NPA.lt;br/gt;Bakki sab marketing walla likh kar diya hai.
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                          SubbuI
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 6:49 am
                          HALLO BHAKTHS. NOW YOU START ABUSING THIS COPY RIGHT MAN AS TERRORIST NOT ANY THING LESS THAN THAT. lt;br/gt;BOKIL SAAB . YOU CAN NOT TEACH GITHA TO A DONKEY AND SINGING TO A CROW. THIS NALYAK TUGLAQ HITLER NMODI IS HAS LESS IQ AND MORE ARROGANCE. WHEN A MAN DICARDS A WIFE WHAT KIND OF MAN HE IS?lt;br/gt;WHEN AMAN SEND HIS 97 yrpear OLD MOTHER FOR PHOTO OP PUBLICITY WHAT KIND OF MAN HE IS?lt;br/gt;WHEN A MAN GOES TO STHAN UN INVITED FOR ENEMY BIRTH DAY AND BOW TO THE ENEMEYS MOTHER FEET WHAT KIND OF MAN HE IS?SHAME ON INDIA PRIME MINISTER SHIP
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                            jothi ramalingam
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 11:09 am
                            Sir it is great of you to share your ideas. Then leave the implementation to Govt which has lot more people who know governance. You are sitting on a 20 ft tree and hence your view is only around 100 mts. The PM is sitting 20,000 ft above you and hence will have a macro view of the entire system. Whatever is practical and implementable will be implemented. Do demean yourself by giving these statements.
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                              Adeel
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 8:25 am
                              Sorry to correct you brother but Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas also do not have income tax.
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                                Adeel
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 8:31 am
                                Why? Just because America said Communism is bad, you have no sense of your own to judge and just along with what America says? Grow up and make educated opinions.
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                                  Anupam Dutta
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 10:34 am
                                  Those who are blindly supporting demonitization are real traitors of this country....they are just s who goes on ga ga on anything that pleases their ........fast and formost these s should be banned to speak on any public forum.....and more over I doubt who are blindly supporting demonitization are the actual culprit for black money.....this is one way to divert attention towards others from their own.....undoubtedly govt idea of curbing black money and fake currency was great...but their are lot of people out their who have got very good ideas....but implementing an idea correctly is what matters and also what matters is the effectiveness of the idea in the long run for the overall benefit of the country.......unfortunately it does not at all look that govt has been able to implement the great idea in a proper way by reducing impact on common people and having maximum impact to those who needs to be targeted........
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                                    Balaji
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:40 am
                                    Now everybody is trying to get credit from this demonetisation decision. The gentle man in the article claims that he had given the idea and told that nobody would get hurt by this through a certain procedure. How it will be possible . If somebody losing huge money how he will not get hurt. It is a good decision for good people and bad decision for bad people. Actually it is not a problem at all. It is only problem for some political parties.No body in this universe , even The God also, can not make everybody Happy . Hence this idea of not hurting anybody is itself poor. When we catch fish from a pond through net all the fish are not caught some small fish escaped. That does not mean that action is not successful. When we are talking about black money we are referring to big one only not small fish Like traffic police and peon in a office etc. If Big money can be caught then mission is successful. This big money is responsible to make imbalance everywhere in the society. I think henceforth who ever spending lavishly should be caught by the IT dept and all the abnormal wealth in his possession to be forfeited by the Govt. This process should continue until the al round development is not achieved in the country. It is not just to any civilised citizen of our country to lead a king's life when one of our brother dying for want of food, shelter and other basic need for the life. Once basic need to lead a life is fulfilled for all then, you lead a life of your choice and capacity. There will be no problem.
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                                      Yashas Bedarkar
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 6:18 am
                                      Stop publishing selective parts of the news. Mr. Bokil has given several interviews after 8Nov. He has given 5points to the PMO for cleaning up the system out of which only 2 relate to demonization. Rest all are about taxation etc. which the govt may implement later. He has always praised and never slammed the govt.
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                                        bhakt
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                        Fun for some, misery for m es. Govt. cannot get carried away by half baked ideas emanating out of unconventional wisdom. It is cruel to experiment with 1.3 billion lives to chase 5% black money -if indeed it was the motive. There are saner ways to ensure monetary discipline.
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                                          Bindesh Thakkar
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 6:41 am
                                          Dear Anil Bokil, definitely thank full to u for your ideas to PM, but dont expect too much out of it, try to understand the apathy of that man, very sad to read your frustration openly in the media, it is better you join the politics where in u will have power to show your political will, you may be right from only your perspective but that man have to consider so many factors that you can not dream off, you sud be thankful to him who have not only listen to your ideas but tried to put them in to the practice which you had failed with his predecessors or your life sud have been buried without any benefit to the Nation and u as a person. so please dont show your frustration and keep sending your new ideas to him for country's betterment, he will definitely try to use them with "Gitajis" famous slok in Sanskrit - " Karmanye vadhika astu......ma falechu kadachan...." once again Thank You Very Much from Millions of People of Mahan Bharatgt;
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                                            Surinder
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 6:14 am
                                            That is the biggest issue with all these so called expert. The feel that they are the gods and their suggestions must be accepted in totality without realising that the fact that their studies have limitations as they do not know the w facts and legal hles which a Govt has to face while implementing all the recommendations. So let him wait before jumping to the conclusions
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