Demonetisation: PM Modi’s idea is utopian, not practical in India, says Ajay Maken

Led by Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken and AICC in-charge of Delhi P C Chacko, party workers marched towards Parliament House.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 2:21 am
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The Prime Minister’s idea of a “cashless society” is “a utopian one, very impractical to be implemented in India, and the poor and the common people would be the worst affected,” Congress Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said on Monday, addressing party workers at the party’s Jan Aakrosh march.

Armed with empty canisters and drums — which they beat to “wake the sleeping government” — hundreds of Congress workers assembled at Mandi House in central Delhi to protest against the “poorly-implemented demonetisation drive”.

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Led by Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken and AICC in-charge of Delhi P C Chacko, party workers marched towards Parliament House.

Addressing workers at the rally, Maken accused the Centre of bringing the country to a grinding halt due to cash crunch.

“What sense does it make to waste Rs 12,000 crore ‘investment’ in printing the notes just to put out of circulation counterfeit notes worth Rs 400 crore, not to mention the additional cost of printing new ones?” Maken said.

The Congress also held a protest in Gurgaon. More than 100 party workers turned up for the rally.