Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those who accused the government of not being prepared for demonetisation were themselves not ready. His remarks came at a book release function at the Parliament complex. He further said that the common man has become a soldier against corruption and black money. PM Modi’s remarks come amid repeated disruptions by the opposition in both houses of Parliament questioning government’s demonetisation move. Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha called the move a case of ‘monumental mismanagement’, ‘organised loot’ and ‘legalised plunder’ and asked PM Modi to come up with practical and pragmatic solutions to relieve common people of their distress. The opposition parties led by the Congress have clamoured for a statement by the prime minister on the demonetisation move.