Defending the Centre’s decision on demonetisation, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the move has honoured the honest while troubled the dishonest. He said, “For the first time, the honest have been honoured and the dishonest have been troubled. There is no obstruction on the money earned by honest means,” he added.
Congress party leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the sudden move to demonetise Rs 5,00 and Rs 1,000 notes. Sharma said that the new 2000 rupee note leaves color, reminds me of “churan wali pudiya”, which they got in their childhood. He also condemned PM Modi’s statement in Goa and seeked an apology from the PM for mocking the people standing in queues.