Fools’ paradise, planted stories: Shatrughan Sinha on demonetisation, app survey

The BJP MP spoke on the issue of demonetisation in a series of tweets in which he said that people must not get carried away by 'planted stories'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 12:06 pm
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In an apparent attack on PM Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move and his mobile app survey that threw up favourable results, Shatrughan Sinha Thursday called to get into the “depth” of the issue.  Taking to Twitter, the BJP MP, who has lambasted the central government on several occasions earlier, said that “well-intentioned savings over many years of our mothers and sisters for emergency can’t be equated with black money”.

Sinha, in a series of tweets, said people must not get carried away by “planted stories & surveys conducted by vested interests”.

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“Let’s stop living in a fools’ paradise and getting carried away by planted stories & surveys conducted by vested interests. Get into the depth of the subject. Must understand the pain of the poor, suffering, well wishers, voters, supporters & women. Hard earned & well Intentioned savings over many years of our mothers & sisters for emergency can’t be equated with black money (sic),” Sinha said.

A day after he announced an online survey to gauge people’s response to the government’s move on demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results on Wednesday which showed that more than 90 per cent respondents supported the decision on all counts.

The result drew immediate response from the Opposition, with Congress alleging that the survey, conducted via an official app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to gauge public opinion on demonetisation comprised “manufactured questions and pre-fabricated answers by blind bhakts”.

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First Published on: November 24, 2016 11:56 am
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    Chander Pal
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:12 am
    He still thinks he is in that "KHAMOSH" punchline state. He may be a good actor no doubt but roamed around with smaller shoes and a big head. Never on time on the sets or when he was a minister. As a minister for shipping, it is doubtful in case he could distinguish between a 'very large bulk career' or a container ship.
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      amitabh
      Nov 24, 2016 at 11:45 am
      Khamosh ......bhokna band kar
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        Anurag Srivastava
        Nov 24, 2016 at 8:43 am
        When he was the Minister, he use to come late in the office and always remained un prepared. He was not sure as to what was happening in his Ministry. The lines have reduced at the Banks and ATMs. Things will smooth out after a week.
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          Arun Sharma
          Nov 24, 2016 at 7:58 am
          Disgruntled MP should leave party. Can he voice such opinion against any other party supremo in any party? See what is happening to Siddhu. Pl learn the lesson.
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            bada shakeel
            Nov 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm
            Khamooooooosh chapad ganju. Everyone knows how much black money is in bollywood film industry. And everyone knows dawood and chhota shakeel have huge black money investment in bollywood.
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              Bismuth Tritium
              Nov 24, 2016 at 10:34 am
              Mr. Manmohan Singh why are you panicking and polemic when you say "demonetization is organized loot and legalized per?" Did you lose a lot of black money?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When the income tax dept seizes the property and ets of someone who has not paid a substantial amount of tax, then the victim (the tax evader) will always feel begrudged and will always call the Income Tax dept's action as "organized loot and legalized per" of his personal wealth.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even “well-intentioned savings over many years of our mothers and sisters for emergency" is black money if it has not been declared and taxes have not been paid on it.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If the villager proves his/her income is agricultural income, there are no taxes. If the villager is a vegetable reseller / vada pav vendor / barber / etc. , he/she must pay taxes if it exceed 2.5 lakh.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If taxes haves been paid on it, then there is no cause for worry even if the amount is in crores. Prior to Nov 8, 2016, no one forced them to deposit white money (tax paid) in the bank. You could have saved it all in cash if you can reasonably prove it is white cash. With demonetization, they deposit it in the bank, and after everyone gets a chance to withdraw some initial new cash (so there is no hogging of new cash by a select few people), when there is enough floating new cash available, all restrictions on withdrawal of savings/accounts in form of cash notes will be removed.
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                Bismuth Tritium
                Nov 24, 2016 at 8:16 am
                Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, what is your definition of black money?lt;br/gt;Even “well-intentioned savings over many years of our mothers and sisters for emergency" is black money if it has not been declared and taxes have not been paid on it.lt;br/gt;If taxes haves been paid on it, then there is no cause for worry even if the amount is in crores. Prior to Nov 8, 2016, No one forced them to deposit white money (tax paid) in the bank. You could have saved it all in cash if you can reasonably prove it is white cash. With demonetization, they deposit it in the bank, and after everyone gets a chance to withdraw some initial new cash (so they is no hogging of new cash by select few people), when there is enough floating new cash available, all restrictions on withdrawal of savings/accounts in form of cash notes will be removed.
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                  Bismuth Tritium
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 8:19 am
                  Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, what is your definition of black money?lt;br/gt;Even “well-intentioned savings over many years of our mothers and sisters for emergency" is black money if it has not been declared and taxes have not been paid on it.lt;br/gt;If taxes haves been paid on it, then there is no cause for worry even if the amount is in crores. Prior to Nov 8, 2016, no one forced them to deposit white money (tax paid) in the bank. You could have saved it all in cash if you can reasonably prove it is white cash. With demonetization, they deposit it in the bank, and after everyone gets a chance to withdraw some initial new cash (so there is no hogging of new cash by a select few people), when there is enough floating new cash available, all restrictions on withdrawal of savings/accounts in form of cash notes will be removed.
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                    Brindavan bherde
                    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:12 am
                    Mr Sinha. ..you were irrelevant then, in in bollywood at your peak, neither you are today in politics. ..
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                      Rakesh Pandit
                      Nov 24, 2016 at 7:21 am
                      This chap, Shatrgn Sinha is fooling people since very long. He remains jn ruling party, butcritices its working often. Why dont you resign from BJP if you dont agree with their polucies? O are these your last ditch attempts to focus attention on your self? You cant fool people sinha. You won election due to Modi wave. On your own, you are a zero.
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                        Rakesh Pandit
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 9:36 am
                        This fellow shatrghn sinha got elected purely on Modiwave in 2014. Else no one bothers for this loudmouth. And he seeks media and people attention by such provocative statements as in reality, he is a forgotten chap. Harfly any one remembers him now. Poorfellow!! Pity him......
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                          Vijayaraghavan
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 8:31 am
                          Shotgun saheb, why do not you leave the paradise, which according to you lt;br/gt;Is inhabited by fools. It is better to also remember one of the Russian authors' quote, "our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity".
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                            Prasad Durga
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                            Make some utensil noise and get noticed. That is his strategy. Bud sadly no one is listening
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                              FunnyBlind
                              Nov 24, 2016 at 9:47 am
                              ....quite like a common man.
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                                GNS
                                Nov 24, 2016 at 7:33 am
                                Did Modi ask one question in the survey : whether people are happy with government's / RBI's preparations for demonetization ? Otherwise all questions are aimed at listening to his master's voice. In 1978 I was working in a bank and I did not feel demonetization as those banned notes of 1000,5000,10,000 were so uncommon unlike today's 500 and 1,000. NAMO is frustrated with zero job creation in these 2 years and he wanted diversion and he hit on this with little practical inputs. Upper caste / upper cl may support BJP but their votes don't count in an election. Even now I prefer him to the corrupt dynasty. But he must free the people from the stranglehold of too much bureaucracy everywhere stunting entrepreneurship. Just like his brilliant idea of self certification, he and his ministers must come up with new ideas to free Indians. PSUs have become the ATMs of the corrupt. They must be sold or privatised. Government must play a strong regulator role keeping only critical role in defence, railways, education.
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                                  gogogo
                                  Nov 24, 2016 at 8:24 am
                                  This Bihari babu is a fool.
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                                    Babudabang
                                    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:55 am
                                    This man wants to be hero by coming with poor people money that has been saved over the years however Shotgun why dont you address this people and advise they are not robbed or made poorer. They can go the bank and exchange the old currency. Dont make unnecessary headlines. Maybe your reserve vault is now worthless and that is what irritates YOU
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                                      hitesh
                                      Nov 24, 2016 at 7:42 am
                                      घर का भेदी लंका ढाए
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                                        Hrushikesh
                                        Nov 24, 2016 at 11:38 am
                                        This man called Shotgun should keep his mouth Shut and remain 'Khamosh'.lt;br/gt;If has a problem with BJP and PM why is he not leaving Party and joining Kajriwal or Pappu.lt;br/gt;He will never ever become Minister even with these s Parties.
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                                          Bismuth Tritium
                                          Nov 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                                          Congress and opposition say ATMs and banks must be banned because there is no law that prevents you from withdrawing your own money.lt;br/gt;Their reason:lt;br/gt;When an ATM runs out of cash you are prevented from withdrawing your own money. When a bank runs out of cash you are prevented from withdrawing your own money. Therefore, ban them.!~
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                                            Bismuth Tritium
                                            Nov 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm
                                            Congress and opposition say ATMs and banks must be banned because there is no law that prevents you from withdrawing your own money.lt;br/gt;Their reason:lt;br/gt;When an ATM runs out of cash you are prevented from withdrawing your own money. When a bank runs out of cash you are prevented from withdrawing your own money. How dare an ATM and Bank prevent you from withdrawing your own money !@#$. Therefore, ban all ATMs and Banks in the country!!!^:)^
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