‘In the long run we are all dead’: Manmohan Singh’s top five quotes on demonetisation

Demonetisation debate: The former prime minister said that he hoped PM Modi found a practical solution to the issue.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 2:54 pm
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during the Parliament debate on demonetisation Wednesday, said that the implementation of the move has been a ‘monumental mismanagement’ and that he hopes that PM Narendra Modi would come up with solutions to ease the people’s suffering. Here are the top five quotes from Manmohan Singh:

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1. Those who say demonetisation is good in the long run should recall the quote: “In the long run we are all dead”.

2. Monumental mismanagement has been undertaken in implementation of demonetisation.

3. I want to ask PM that can he name any country where people have deposited their money but are not able to withdraw it.

4. Cooperative banking sector which is serving large number in rural sector is not operational.

5. I hope that PM will help us find practical ways to give relief to people suffering.

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    D k
    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm
    Relative database is never given in our country how people will know??? I definitely feel it is illigal by not allowing me to withdraw my own heard earned money for my own expenditure. Are we all compelled to contribute for a social cause? Or a political cause? Or trying to cover up someone 'a failure and callous ness??
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      R. P.
      Nov 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm
      Yes ! We did see between 2004-2014 numerous scams . Never uttered a single word in Parliament- Political compulsion. So much loot in those years dud .
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        Virendra Jhamb
        Nov 24, 2016 at 11:44 am
        I am really disturbed that Manmohan is talking so weak and illogical. He seem to have lost his backbone since the time he bacame Mute Maun Mohan. He is talking like a sloganeering politician to play with janta emotionally. Did he forget that in Long run of more than 50 years of Congress rule country has almost died by 2013. Demonotization effects will only help to create india out of that dead behaviour shown by him and India is changing so fast. Can he tell me one nice thing he could do in 2.5 years of his rule from 2012 to 2014. Except trying to create a deadly ber in the name of food subsidiary. Did he want to create a dead country ? Distribute the food to dying human resource of his country ? Or create a human resource of Swami VIVEKANANDA dreams. Nerves of steel and energetic India. A Sardar never begs but Sardar will earn to eat. It is called Purusharth. Sonja has killed the soul of Maun Mohan . Is it anything not factual in above ? Lastly a person of Mr Manmohan singh should have taken a constructive nature by showing Modi Ji a better way if this way is to be modified in implementation. By writing and stating publically deceptive sentences are trying to only derail the right path adopted by PM Modi Ji. Shame on such oppositions from Mamtas, kejriwals , Mayawati, Rahul's... Manmohan Ji are you in the same league ?
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          Anilkumar e
          Nov 24, 2016 at 10:42 am
          First six days of parliament is drained out at whose cost common mans. What was the issue FM alone in parliament is not sufficient oppn needed PM in house. Such rediculus tactics as cost us a lot at the hands of such unscrupulous politicians who wants to make their point by saying demonisation is good and acceptable for deterring corruption but for oppn they feel insecure because they were not informed. After hearing Samajwadi party I think keeping view of political debacle in UP for forth coming election they were informed because we did hear media saying about kaladhan in UP. Is it possible to succeed in such mega haul after stating I will demoralise currency after 24 hours😀Or in next 48 hours 😀
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            Anilkumar e
            Nov 24, 2016 at 9:02 am
            Manmohanji is already drousedlt;br/gt;With mis doings during his tenure. People lost faith and poor partlt;br/gt;of his story is his voice was never heard for on going scams during both his tenures. He has failed this country innumerable times and his only economics is the gold bond during pay back period ie when out balance of payment crises could not be tackled due to the doings of his predecessors from the same family. Greed of his party men and woman has no limit but always has a dooms day.
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              Anilkumar e
              Nov 24, 2016 at 9:32 am
              When oppn says PM should sit in house why do they get unsettled when FM representing ruling part can answer. This means corrupt netas just as in BJP but unfortunately find themselves on the wrong side of the rope and so are trying last trick to win mes goodwil to keep up vote bank, and that's their right but it will not heed them at all times
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                Ananth
                Nov 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                are you so dumb not to see what he did for the country.? India is standing up because of his brain from 1990's not because of 2 years of faku Modi's bers or foreign travels.
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                  Bl Sachdeva
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 7:59 am
                  This quote about being dead in the long run is not original.I read it 50 Years back in book on investment .What we call long term is also relative.MM SINGH is the weakest PM in history of India.His dealing With Mumbai attack was most cowardly..He kept begging Pak to take action against attackers.l
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                    dev
                    Nov 24, 2016 at 9:50 am
                    Manmohan was terible scammester what is he talking about...has he forgotten 2g 3g ......now you say monumental .....has he aplied his ethical mind,,,,sorry he has no ethics,
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                      Kiran Kumar
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 9:49 am
                      @ d k lt;br/gt;He never said he will not give your hard earned money back, he said use other ways of transaction not cash which leaves no trail. Your money is not blocked.
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                        Imrose Preet
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 10:03 am
                        O bevkoof name that country in which you can't withdraw your own deposited money ? Tu nikaal k dega kyaa aa k? Ya modi aayega ? Apne hi paise nahi withdraw kar skte bank se ye kahan ka rule hai? Modi k baap ka ?
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                          kimclark
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 9:33 am
                          Good that he is speaking up. Merit of his knowledge and doctorate.lt;br/gt;Fools rush where angels fear to tread. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Paid touts will keep erting this misadventure using false guise of removal of corruption.lt;br/gt;They try to portray supporting of demonetization is a good move and all that refute it have kala dhan.lt;br/gt;On the countrarty, This move is good for enemy countries. lt;br/gt;All supporting are to be suspected of having the intent of this country's downfall.
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                            Mithil G Acharya
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 8:21 am
                            Dear Manmohan ji tell me any country with such scam in just 2 terms. during your term all the scam happened if that was never happened we would've not faced such situation.
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                              M. AHMAD
                              Nov 24, 2016 at 7:50 am
                              NEITHER HE NOR FM DO NOT KNOW THE ABCD OF ECONOMICS, HOW THEY CAN GIVE A SOLUTION TO INDIAN POOR PEOPLE.
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                                M F
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 3:36 am
                                Where was Manmohan Singh when there was so much loot around him? Now he has suddenly found his voice.
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                                  Mohamed
                                  Nov 24, 2016 at 9:04 am
                                  Our PM is playing hide and seek game in Parliament..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He has no guts to answer in Parliament, esp. to MMS
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                                    Navjot Singh
                                    Nov 24, 2016 at 11:49 am
                                    In the long run there will be no one to judge or see what happened. Will there be unbiased third party survey, say by an international organisation? The fact is that people are suffering because of a decision of the government which was more political than administrative.
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                                      Niel Hirjee
                                      Nov 24, 2016 at 8:35 am
                                      Ask your netas to put your question to Manmohan Singh... but do you have an answer to Manmohan Singh's question - name any country where people have deposited their money but are not able to withdraw it?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Don't answer a question with a question. Be an man. Answer the question that was asked in parliament if you can.
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                                        Amin Khan
                                        Nov 24, 2016 at 11:20 am
                                        Well to be honest Demonitisation will not end the corruption instead it will end the patient of a comman people's life and if they are a bit smart enough then everyone should do something to oppose the law which is binded to us...nevertheless our media's also not as perfect so that we can rely on them for a proper news so its means I cannot believe in them with whatever they show as they do not have a continuity in showcasing the news...I hope this will end soon and our PM will come with a new ideas which is will also make the common people happy with it instead of thinking only for a few people. Jai Hind and alaam Walaikum.
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                                          Ravi Kumar
                                          Nov 24, 2016 at 9:10 am
                                          People realize that they did a mistake of choosing this people killing party.. they kill the innocents in the bank queues, when they take their own money...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Pity to the ruling party for their stupidity...
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                                            Naahsimmhun
                                            Nov 24, 2016 at 9:11 am
                                            Having brought Indian economy to its knee, this gentleman who headed a Govt for two terms scam after scam has no moral right to make this statement. lt;br/gt;I pity this servant of dynastic family. lt;br/gt;RVN
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