CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, dubbing him as “Tughlaq” who had “gone missing” after issuing a farman (order). “Barely 20-25% of cash demand being met in Metros. Rural areas even worse. While Tughlaq goes missing after his firman,” Yechury tweeted.
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Latching on to media reports, Yechury sought to pick holes in the November 8 decision as he noted that 29 crore out of the 30 crore Rupay card holders have never used their cards in a swipe machine. Referring to a report on surfacing of two variants of Rs 500 currency notes, the Marxist leader also took a dig at Modi, saying it was the “Prime Minister’s way” of stopping circulation of fake currency.
Taking the nation by surprise, PM Modi had on November 8 announced demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes with effect from midnight.