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
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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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