Demonetisation process has badly affected poor: Captain Amarinder Singh

"In his haste to throw a net over black money network in the country, Modi seemed to have forgotten that large percentage of Indians were neither corrupt nor were involved black or hawala money transactions," Singh said.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published:November 9, 2016 5:22 pm
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Punjab Congress president, Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday criticised the manner in which the Modi government handled the demonetisation process, saying it has led to chaos and hit small farmers, traders, daily wage workers the hardest. “Though the move was a step in the right direction in order to curb corruption, terror funding and black marketing, the way it had been handled had led to chaos, with the small farmers, traders, daily wagers and the poor the worst hit,” said the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president. Pointing out that many of these people do not even have bank accounts, Amarinder asked how can they be expected to change their 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

These poor people have been caught in a sorry situation as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s quick-fix solution, which failed to take into account the problems of the vast majority of the Indians, Singh said. “In his haste to throw a net over black money network in the country, Modi seemed to have forgotten that large percentage of Indians were neither corrupt nor were involved black or hawala money transactions,” he said. “These are the people who earn a few hundreds rupees a month and save even less, and have no bank accounts in which to put these measly sums,” said Amarinder, adding that no thought or planning appeared to have gone into the implementation of the Modi government’s decision.

As far as the impact of the move on the Punjab elections is concerned, Amarinder said the Congress had no cause for concern. It was the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that needs to worry, he said. “While Badals stand to lose thousands of crores of their black money, as a result of the demonetisation, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal would also end up losing hundreds of crores,” he added.

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    arun dass
    Nov 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm
    WELL SAID
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      Common
      Nov 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm
      Hahahahaha.. all congressi slaves are spooked, frightened and deeply worried as all their black money stored in warehouses is now merely paper. lt;br/gt;Abe chapadganjuon, kause ordinary aadmi ke paas itne 500 aur 1000 ke note gher mein rakhe hue hain ke unhe uska source prove karne mein taklif hogi? Sirf unhi common men jinke paas black money hai. Baki jo mehnat karke legally kamate hain unke paas income ka proof hai. lt;br/gt;So just shut up and count how many crores you lost.
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        Natarajan S
        Dec 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm
        Poor Arminder - he must have been affected very much. but not people who earn a few hundred rupees a month, because they are not expected to have wads of 1000s and 500s rupee notes. how are they inconvenienced.
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