Tripura CM refuses to be member of committee on digitisation

I told him modestly that the subject is highly technical and I have no experience with it," Sarkar told reporters.

By: PTI | Agartala | Published:November 30, 2016 12:20 am
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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has refused an offer to be a member of a committee on digitisation and cashless transactions as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in view of his opposition to the Centre’s demonetisation move. “Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely called me up yesterday and told me that the Prime Minister wanted me to be a member of a proposed committee on digitisation and cash less transaction. I told him modestly that the subject is highly technical and I have no experience with it,”  Sarkar told reporters.

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But Jaitely insisted, according to Sarkar, that the committee would have chief ministers of other states, many of whom might have no experience of it either and that technical experts would be there to help.

Sarkar, however, refused the offer and argued: “My being in that committee would create a lot of confusion since people in our country were facing unprecedented inconveniences due to demonetisation. I opposed the decision because it created a disorder in our economy and also 75 to 77 people have committed suicide.”

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  1. T
    Nov 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm
    Republic Day!! CM of tripura is the only CM I guess who blurts out hatred to opposition politicians instead of paying respect to our legends of india who lost their lives for our better future. Stop it man
  2. T
    Nov 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    Tripura CM will never contribute to centres decision as they grew a huge amount of illegal tender with lucrative job! If you say poor people are facing than you are just covering yourself with us to save urself! Shame on CM
  3. K
    Nov 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    lol a really poor attempt to score political points against demonetization.