Time PM Modi introspects ills of demonetisation, quits: Congress

Anand Sharma and Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala said in a statement: “Modinomics and Jaitleynomics have destroyed India’s economic growth story.”

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 26, 2017 4:25 am
Demonetisation, Congress, PM Narendra Modi, Anand Sharma, GST, noteban anniversary, indian express news, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

As the BJP announced that it will celebrate November 8 as “anti-black money day”, the Congress Wednesday said it is time for PM Narendra Modi to introspect and demit office instead of celebrating the “demon of demonetisation”. The Congress also asked the Prime Minister to apologise to the nation for the “unpardonable blunder” and order an investigation into what it called the “scam” of demonetisation. Prime Minister Modi had announced withdrawal of old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currencies from circulation on November 8, 2016.

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday also said that the central government’s Rs 2.11 lakh crore bank recapitalisation plan, announced on Tuesday, coupled with the approval of highway projects worth Rs 7 lakh crore to spur the economy, is akin to giving a “bottle of glucose” to a patient on a “ventilator”.

Sharma and Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala said in a statement: “Modinomics and Jaitleynomics have destroyed India’s economic growth story.”

“Jobs are in peril, businesses are shutting down, exports are falling, the GDP is on a downward spiral, NPAs have touched a whopping Rs 9 lakh crore, and credit growth is the lowest in 63 years. But the tragedy is that the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister refuse to get off the high horse of arrogance and autocracy.”

The party said that if “morality is still a virtue in India’s polity, then it is time for PM Modi to introspect and demit his office, besides apologising to the nation for the unpardonable blunder and ordering an immediate investigation into the demonetisation scam and the loss to economy”.

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    jay desouza
    Oct 28, 2017 at 1:35 am
    GST and demonetization has broken the neck of con artists, looters, middle men, real estate mafia, terrorists supporters, free loaders, etc ........ And all these are supporters of Cong. They need to cry loud, and the common people will enjoy.
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      Amit Gujrati
      Oct 27, 2017 at 7:13 pm
      MODI JI HAS RECENTLY TOLD ONE OF THE BJP WORKER named Gopal OF VADODARA [in his telephonic conversation under some publicity program telecasted by Doordarshan} THAT HE HAD BEEN RECEIVING HEAPS OF ABUSES SINCE HIS CHILD HOOD AND HAS DEVELOPED THICK SKIN NOW. So what can you expect from a person who was a bully at home and also bullied his neighbors.SUCH PERSONS ARE SHAME LESS AND ARE A DANGER TO THE SOCIETY.
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        Sandeep
        Oct 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm
        1. Most banks npa are at least 5 years old. However earlier instead of recognising the npa banks used to fund them further owing to political pressure. Now with new bankruptcy code these rich have to sell assets. 2. Economy was failing till 2014. It revived post the new govt. 3. Kindly explain, any congresss member, instead of recapitalisation what would you do for banks. These psu banks handle bulk of our rural economy as well. 4. Why gst bad ? Who supported it ? Was congress not on board ? 5. Can mr Gandhi, instead of wise cracks, give me 10 points how he plans to revive the economy. 6. Npa problem fist surfaced in 2010-11. What did the erstwhile govt do ? And why was a tool like bankruptcy code not introduced which would give powers back to bank 12. What about 2g, coal etc... how can we trust congress. Everytime they come they steal and lie. 13. They inherited a growing economy in 2003-04 but left us in an absolute bad shape struggling. How how did congress do this to us ?
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          Amit Gujrati
          Oct 27, 2017 at 7:27 pm
          This repeating of falsehood spread by NaModi ji is of no use.By closing your eyes to the writing on the wall you are only harming your self. THE FACT IS THAT 400 INNOCENT LIVES WERE LOST ONLY BECAUSE OF DEMONETISATION. AND ALL SMALL INDUSTRY AND SMALL SHOPKEPERS ARE ON THE ROAD SOLELY BECAUSE OF DEMONETISATION. SO NaModi ji has ordered SHUTTING OF BHARAT which is composed of small industries,small farmers and small business men{AS IN GUJARAT}.But he has a handful of devoted myopic supporters who refuse to see writing on the wall .Amit Shah has openly declared that he is living in a stone house so he does not care for the reaction of public to the POLICIES OF MODI SARKAR.
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            jay desouza
            Oct 28, 2017 at 1:46 am
            Amit (fake name of course) and the readers who up-voted you on this comment, I would say that you must belong to the one or more of the the following groups. : 1. corrupt politician ( Maya, Thakre, Chidu, Mamata...), 2. Directors of s companies. 3. hawala operators, 4. Fake currency handler 5. middle man living on commission (like in defense deals), 6. Real estate mafia, 7. benami land grabbers.... Since NaMo has broken the necks of such people, they need to scream and scream louder and louder, The common honest people will enjoy.
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          pmshah
          Oct 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm
          Why? Are theybstill hoping to return to power and "revalidate" older cureency which can be deposited on "no questions asked" basis? It is not the job of the government tomprovide jobs. It is the government's responsibility to create environment wher jobs get created. Rojgaar Yjanas of the erstwhile Congress government is proof of what happens and where the money ends up in their own pockets. BTW just watched a clip on . Can very clearly hear Pappu addressing some public meeting in Gujarat and can very clearly see money being paid to every person walking into the spectator area. Sure. This is how Congress gets the spectators and will create jobs. Also watched his claim of ₹ 200/- per kg daal which I can buy F r under ₹ 70/- per kg everywhere in India. He must be living in fools paradise.
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            Amit Gujrati
            Oct 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
            You do what ever you like .The public knows that the new note of Rs. 2000 has been introduced only for the purpose of helping Modi's cronies to d black money
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          2. Subspan Raman
            Oct 27, 2017 at 7:21 am
            two worthless asses giving their worthless opinions. India has ignored Congress and supported Modi. These creeps should go and hide under a sewer pipe. They would be most comfortable ther
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