Modi’s single disastrous decision has brought entire nation to a standstill: Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala attacked the prime minister saying he must also "try to listen to the voices of those whose family members had died due to the impact of demonetisation".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 5:35 pm
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The Congress on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in the ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme saying he talked of moving towards a cashless society when a very small population of the country used plastic money. “The Prime Minister, in his programme yesterday, said the youth and tech-savvy should help others in moving towards a cashless society. But, he must remember what percentage of the people uses credit and debit cards.

“People are dying due the impact of demonetisation and he makes such remarks. Modi is insensitive,” Congress leader Anand Sharma told a gathering of Youth Congress workers and NSUI members in front of the IYC office on Raisina Road here, on the occasion of ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ called by the opposition parties. “Modiji doesn’t do ‘Mann Ki Baat’. He only likes listening to himself and doing what he pleases,” he alleged.

Modi, in his radio programme, had appealed to the people to shift to a cashless system of transactions and asked the youth to help in the process by educating the elders and those not literate.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala attacked the prime minister saying he must also “try to listen to the voices of those whose family members had died due to the impact of demonetisation”. “Modiji has started this problem and instead of indulging in a political slugfest with the Opposition, he and his government should try to find a solution to it,” he said. Surjewala reiterated his party’s stand of demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Centre’s demonetisation decision, which the Congress alleged was a “scam”. He added that by a single disastrous decision, the prime minister has brought entire country to a standstill.

Sharma said even in the US, “dollars are used as black money but they don’t suddenly remove their currency”. “Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes accounted for about 86 per cent of the currencies in circulation. Is he saying that 86 per cent of the money was black? Modi has denigrated the country by this move and he must apologise to the nation,” the Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha said.

NSUI workers later attempted to take out a march towards Parliament but were prevented by the police who detained them after they tried to climb the barricade. Youth Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda also took part in the protest.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 5:34 pm
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    Arjun
    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    Majority here are paid commentators of bjp. Modi is diverting the term "black money" to "cashless economy" and today he has launched another fair and lovely income declaration scheme because most black money was already converted white. Modi sucks
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      Salam
      Nov 28, 2016 at 1:28 pm
      Demonetization is not effecting the real black money holders, but 80% of Common people of India are struggling every day for livelihood. Punishing ordinary Indian is not called Desh Bhakti...Goverment of the day is Misleading the nation with false promises.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Demonetization supporters are Paid Media, RSS workers and hand ful of BJP party workers. But real face of India is worsening and its a draconian act of the government of the Day.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS(=NDA) Cyber cell employee are full time paid to write foul languages if any one speak about any issues of the government of the day.
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        Balasubramanya
        Nov 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm
        How can Congis tolerate this surgical strike for their loot since 1947 rendered waste paper over night. PC rightly said that he didn't have the guts to do such things which will finish corrupt Congis for ever.
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          arun dass
          Nov 28, 2016 at 2:59 pm
          arjun , I am not a paid commentator , u are completely wrong
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            frt
            Nov 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm
            CHUP CONGRESSI NAUKAR
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              Gotham gowtham
              Nov 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm
              Modi knowns that people only want populistic schemes but he has went ahead with this move in good intent even though...I agree that its implementation was bad which certainly govt has to correct..
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                sonu
                Nov 28, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                chor ki dadi mai tinka... new manish tiwari in making... he was a minister so saved himself u wont be spared
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                  sonu
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                  plz go among mes a say same thing if u have gutts... one of ur mla was beaten up badly by ppl... either congress ppl should adopt right way or they will now be beaten up as their mla was beaten up yesterday... when ppl rejected u in politics why dont u allow someone to do good things??
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                    SATISH
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                    AAP bhakts, and corrupt congi bhakts will continue to abuse Modi as they lost huge pile of stashed cash.. Kujjuwal accidently elected by PPL of delhi as corruption crusader. instead of crusading, he is crusading against MODI everyday as he couldn't implement even a single useful policy for Delhi. He is day dreaming of becoming PM despite all his party members are gu...ss, ra....pists, dons
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                      SATISH
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 12:51 pm
                      these congress crooks are most affected by this demonetization hence they lost sleep from Nov 8th. They looted the country for 60 yrs, with no development, installed maun sign Doll as PM for remote control purpose. PPL of india have rejected them for life time. They should close the office and release all its members
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                        Ishan Ishan
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                        I don't know which nation he is talking about. The nation of India is fully functional. Even the long queues at banks have vanished.
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                          Karuna Chakma
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                          I want to wait till 31st December 2016. I want to hear Modi when Banks cannot pay the amount demanded by customers. I want to hear what Modi and his poodle Patel have to say seeking more time to inflict more pain.
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                            Nishant
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                            While the inconvenience caused to public is true, opposition hyperbole does not impress upon public. Everyone knows opposition is not shedding tears for common man, but for blow it has received to it's ill gotten coffers.
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                              LC
                              Nov 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                              well you have congress dogs and you have bjp dogs. Only people of india are bitten by both dogs. if any one tell me that Modi is a bless...i will consider it a Joke. banks bringing down intrest rates...popel who survive on fix deposits will now go hungry. i say...get rid of both parties and get Mr raghuram rajan to run this country for 2 years. If congress was chor party ...BJP is Maha chor party.
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                                roby mani
                                Nov 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                                People who are jealous seeing their well off neighbors enjoying their ill gotten are teh ones who are enamored with Modi and his actions. I certainly do not grudge them their views as they too may have been forced to add to the ets of the corrupt officials or doctors, engineers or other professionals. lt;br/gt;The total Black money in the hands of these persons in currency form may be around 2% of the total black money in circulation. Many have found effective means to make it white unlike what the gullible public is thinking.lt;br/gt;I would have appreciated Modi, in case his main objective was to weed out black money and transform the economy as a w.lt;br/gt;What i find is that this step may bring out a small portion of the black money But the benefit will not compensate the cost which is to be borne by the poor and the nation as a w.lt;br/gt;The main grouse i have against this man is that i am fully convinced that this step was not taken, keeping in view the benefits which would accrue to the nation, but was a self aggizement scheme declared to increase his stock among the general public. lt;br/gt;History has revealed that all schemes which has a objective of removal of corruption is very por among the potion and Modi with the UP elections fast approaching has taken this drastic step , inconveniencing the nation as a w. lt;br/gt;THE FINAL INFERENCE TO BE DRAWN IS THE THAT IT WAS DONE WITH SELFISH INTEND AND NOT FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION AS CLAIMED BY HIM. lt;br/gt;I say this, as i feel there were far more better methods to have carried out this exercise for weeding out black money. like follow up on the wikileaks and initiate steps to bring back the crores in foreign lands, make tax laws more compliant etc rather this method, which has resulted in the death of over 60 persons, preventing access to medical treatment, making persons stand in ques for days on end, etc.
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                                  Devisahai Meena
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                                  India would be glad knowing respected Jasodaji Ben transacts through e-wallet / or mobile .
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                                    Vinod
                                    Nov 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm
                                    Demonetization is like dropping a bomb on a village where one terrorist is hiding and Modi team is unable to catch him.
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                                      PG
                                      Nov 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                                      Most of the disruption to peoples' lives will now be caused by the Opposition and the Left with their Bharat Bandh. Time is not on their side. In 3-6 months time, people will finally understand and appreciate the boldness and foresight of Modi's move.
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                                        rahul
                                        Nov 29, 2016 at 9:41 am
                                        The apex of stupidity...lt;br/gt;The w congress party could never understood the mood of the nation.lt;br/gt;All the best for 01 seat in loksabha election 2019....
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                                          ravi
                                          Nov 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm
                                          Not a single supporter of congress in Maharashtra, M.P., Gujrath, karnataka and Andra, Telangana,Rajsthan, Orrisa,Tamilnadu, am.lt;br/gt;Not much heard from north east.lt;br/gt;So which country Mr surjewala the greatest chamcha of dumb Rahul hi talking about?
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                                            sambath
                                            Nov 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm
                                            Look at your self. Uncultured and uneducated people like you are responsible for backward ness of this country.
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