Manmohan Singh should support demonetisation: Bandaru Dattatreya

Hailing demonetisation as an "economic revolution", Bandaru Dattatreya alleged that the opposition Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Left are indulging in mindless and inappropriate criticism on the issue.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:December 11, 2016 8:30 pm
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Manmohan Singh should give his silent support to demonetisation rather than being critical of the move as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is merely doing what the former premier could not achieve in 10 years, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in Hyderabad on Sunday. It is most unfortunate that Singh, who was an economic adviser (to the Centre), Finance Minister and Prime Minister, was critical of the demonetisation move “as if for the appreciation from Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi”, Dattatreya said.

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He added that Singh should support demonetisation and promotion of cashless transactions in the country as there is no politics in the NDA government’s move. “Prime Minister clearly stated we are not for party interest, we are for national interest. No personal agenda or no party agenda. Now it is national agenda. This ‘JAM’ (Jandhan, Aadhar, Mobile).

“These three great men A B Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh and Modi they are visionaries. I personally respect Manmohan Singh. Modi is doing what he (Singh) could not achieve in 10 years. When Modi is doing, he should give silent support,” he told reporters. “The ‘JAM’ will bring a revolution,” he said. Modi gave legal status to Aadhar though it was brought in by Singh as Prime Minister, Dattatreya said. “He (Modi) did not set it (Aadhar) aside. Because, it (Aadhar) was in national interest,” he said. The Union Minister said Nandan Nilekani, who was close to Singh, is supporting demonetisation and promotion of digital economy.

Hailing demonetisation as an “economic revolution”, Bandaru Dattatreya alleged that the opposition Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Left are indulging in mindless and inappropriate criticism on the issue. Observing that demonetisation would check terrorism, corruption and black money, Dattatreya said the people are supporting the government’s move though they faced inconvenience.

He said demonetisation was not a sudden decision and that the Prime Minister is taking steps with a long-term perspective which would benefit the poor. The Modi government appreciates the common people for their support, he said, adding “all over the country, Rs 3.50 lakh crore was distributed. SBI said this is equal to what was distributed in the last three years”.

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    Anonymous
    Dec 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm
    The opposition has only been crying with crocodile tears . Have they helped the people who are facing inconvenience. NO . Instead have used them as political pawns. Manmohan Singh should is no better - as a former PM he could have used his influence to help the same people. lt;br/gt;Constructive Criticism is welcome but wha is happening ? Disruption of parliament at any cost. a large numner of the politicians have amed vast amount of fortune at the expense of the people they should be serving. They have no real empathy for them. if they did they would have provided water , relief etc for the people in queues and that would have been apprecaited. Instead they disrupt any sort of proces to get the government to improve thr process of implementaion and reduce the hardship. They are probably more concerend about their ill gotten gains.
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      MENON 4
      Dec 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm
      IF THIS IS IS THE SITUATION IN NON-BJP RULED STATES , HOW MUCH THEY WOULD HAVE PERED IN THE VYAPAM STATES OF BJP ?BJP , THE ONLY WHITE MONEY PARTY IN INDIA , STILL MINTING GOOD MONEY FROM THEIR MINING REPUBLIC IN BELLARY : RAMESH GOWDA , DRIVER OF KARNATAKA ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (KAS) OFFICER BHEEMA NAIK COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER ACCUSING THE OFFICER , BJP MP SRIRAMULU AND MINING BARON GALI JANARDHANA REDDY OF HARING HIM OVER LAUNDERED BLACK MONEY TO THE TUNE OF ONLY RS 100 CRORE !lt;br/gt;THE SUICIDE NOTE CLAIMED THAT REDDY ALONG WITH BJP MP SRIRAMULU MET NAIK SEVERAL TIMES AT A FIVE STAR HOTEL IN BENGALURU IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING. ALONG WITH 20 PERCENT CUT, NAIK ALLEGEDLY WANTED REDDY TO HELP HIM GET A TICKET TO CONTEST THE 2018 KARNATAKA ELECTIONS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;''THIS TOO : SUSHMA SWARAJ ACCUSES JAITLEY OF BACKING REDDYS TNN | May 28, 2011, 12.35 AM IST NEW DELHI: LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN LOK SABHA SUSHMA SWARAJ HAS DENIED BEING THE POLITICAL MENTOR OF THE CONTROVERSIAL REDDY BROTHERS OF BELLARY, SAYING THAT THE MINING MAGNETS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES OWE THEIR POLITICAL PROFILE TO HER RAJYA SABHA COUNTERPART ARUN JAITLEY, THE THEN KARNATAKA CHIEF MINISTER B S DYURAPPA AND OTHER PARTY COLLEAGUES. "THERE CANNOT BE A BIGGER LIE. LET ME TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I HAVE NO HAND IN THE POLITICAL MAKING OF BELLARY BROTHERS. I HAD NOTHING TO DO IN MAKING THEM MINISTERS OR BUILDING UP THEIR STATURE AS POLITICAL LEADERS. WHEN THE BELLARY BROTHERS WERE MADE MINISTERS, JAITLEYJI WAS THE PRABHARI (IN CHARGE) AND DYURAPPA WAS CHIEF MINISTER. VENKAIAHJI AND ANANTH KUMAR WERE THERE AS SENIOR LEADERS. WHATEVER DISCUSSIONS HAPPENED, HAPPENED BETWEEN THESE PEOPLE. I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT," SWARAJ TOLD A WEEKLY. BESIDES REINFORCING THE PERCEPTION OF A COLD WAR BETWEEN HER AND JAITLEY, SWARAJ''''S ALLEGATION CAN RE-IGNITE THE SIMMERING TENSIONS AMONG BJP LEADERS. SWARAJ AND JAITLEY HAVE FREQUENTLY BEEN SEEN AS BEING AT LOGGERHEADS AND RIVALS IN THE RACE FOR WHO GETS PROJECTED AS BJP''''S PRIME MINISTERIAL CHOICE IN THE 2014 ELECTIONS. INDEED''''????
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        MENON 4
        Dec 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm
        RSS-AFFILIATE BHARATIYA MAZDOOR SANGH'S NATIONAL PRESIDENT CONDEMNS DEMONETISATION !lt;br/gt;T P Nijeesh| TNN | Dec 9, 2016, 11.00 PM ISTlt;br/gt;MALAPPURAM: IN A STRONG CRITICISM OF DEMONETISATION, THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF BHARATIYA MAZDOOR SANGH (BMS) BAIJ NATH RAI ALLEGED THAT THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW THE CURRENCIES WAS IMPLEMENTED BY THE CENTRE IN AN AUTOCRATIC WAY WITHOUT ANY PREPARATION.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;INAUGURATING THE 3-DAY LONG STATE CONFERENCE OF NGO SANGH AT ANGADIPPURAM NEAR PERINTHALMANNA IN MALAPPURAM DISTRICT ON FRIDAY HE SAID THAT THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW CURRENCIES WHICH WAS TAKEN WITHOUT ANY PROPER DISCUSSION REGARDING THE IMPACT, HAS BADLY AFFECTED THE COMMON PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY. "EVEN AFTER ONE MONTH OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DEMONETISATION, THE ISSUE OF CURRENCY SHORTAGE IN THE COUNTRY IS YET TO BE RESOLVED. IT HAS STARTED TO BADLY AFFECT THE DAILY LIFE OF COMMON PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY", HE SAID.
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          MENON 4
          Dec 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm
          THIS TOO :Mr Dattatreya, the Labour Minister, faces charges of aiding the suicide of 26-year-old Rohith Vemula, who was found hanging in a hostel room on Sunday evening. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Students allege that Rohith had been banned from the hostel and other common areas on campus after Mr Dattatreya's letter to Education Minister Smriti Irani.
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