PM Modi app survey had ‘manufactured questions, fabricated answers’: Congress

"Modi Ji has not demonetised the Indian currency; Modi Ji has demonetised the people of India," the Congress leader later said in a statement.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 12:52 pm
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Congress on Wednesday alleged 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”. “Modi Govt manufactures yet another lie through self serving survey on DeMonetisation. You can’t fool people of India through such gimmicks (sic),” party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

“A trumped up survey, manufactured questions & pre-fabricated answers by blind bhakts. Who cares for pain of common Indian?(sic)” he said in another tweet and alleged that only “rhetorical questions which left no room for us to disagree!” were asked in the survey.

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A day after the Prime Minister sought public feedback on the issue, the PMO on Wednesday said more than 93 per cent of the five lakh people who participated in a survey on Narendra Modi App have supported demonetisation.

“Modi Ji has not demonetised the Indian currency; Modi Ji has demonetised the people of India,” the Congress leader later said in a statement.

He said the government has failed to apologise for the deaths due to demonetisation.

“The government is so arrogant that it is not ready to acknowledge and express regrets over the deaths in the wake of demonetisation. For the Prime Minister, his position has become important,” Surjewala said.

“Even though 70 people have died due to the decision, Modiji is not ready to address Parliament,” he said, adding that the entire opposition is united against demonetisation and will participate in the ‘Aakrosh Diwas’ protest on November 28.

Surjwala said even after 13 days since the announcement of the decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, people in towns and villages continue to face severe cash crunch.

Attacking the Modi government over cross-border firing by Pakistani troops, he said that after a-month-and-a-half after the surgical strikes in PoK, India has lost 16 army men, six BSF jawans and 10 civilians in firing.

“Despite these casualties, we are being told that we have a strong Prime Minister. We are still waiting to see strength of the 56 inch chest,” he said in the statement.

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    Lovely
    Nov 24, 2016 at 1:03 am
    Congress is weeping for storing the LOOT
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      Ciril Thundiyil
      Nov 24, 2016 at 3:41 am
      I think it won’t give the exact picture.The issue is that it is done using a mobile App for which the respondents a smart phone.lt;br/gt;* Though India still has a long way to go as the smartphone penetration of the total potential potion is still below 30 per cent.(Febrauary, 2016)lt;br/gt;* **According to the Pew research survey (2015) **more than 34%Indian users aged between 18 and 34 said they use the Internet occasionally or own a smartphone, compared with 12% of older users (aged 35 and above).lt;br/gt;**Who own a smart phone?**lt;br/gt;1. The most affected are the **poor/low income groups** who do not possess any smart phone. Hence their voices will be unheard.lt;br/gt;2. The vast majority of mobile users are **young adults mostly below 34.** They are physically fit.lt;br/gt;3. They have smartphones and most of them are **familiar with online transactions. **Hence it was not an issue without currency and they were able to manage.lt;br/gt;4. The age group consist of students and young adults who are either bachelors or just married. **No/less family burden **hence no issues.lt;br/gt;Hence the sample size selected using smart phone do not represent citizens of India. This is my inference based on available data.
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        C P
        Nov 24, 2016 at 1:57 am
        Forget the survey. Just go out and speak to twenty people. You will find that most people are supporting the move. Yes, there are hardships. But we are finding a way out.
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          Kannan Vivekananda
          Nov 24, 2016 at 2:30 am
          Most people support the move...
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            imti
            Nov 24, 2016 at 12:43 am
            They are not Congress to do that and also loot the nation for 10 years. Eminent Economist and PM Manmohan Singh has been sent to backbenches in RS as seen on TV?
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              jayaram reddi
              Nov 24, 2016 at 12:53 am
              These so-called Congress leaders look and sound dumb.
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                Joydeep
                Nov 24, 2016 at 7:32 am
                Cannot expect anything better from feku.
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                  L bhadrapati Devi
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 7:55 am
                  I agree your fact. These younger generation are the opinion setter of the family.
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