Congress leader Shobha Oza on Saturday dubbed as “Tughlaq like” some of the orders issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of demonetisation decision. “For last one month we have seen several new ‘Tughlaq ke farman’ from the Prime Minister. First they (government) said you can exchange upto Rs 4,000, which was later changed to Rs 4,500 and then Rs 2,000. At the end of the day it is the common man, farmer, students, housewives who are suffering,” All India Mahila Congress President Oza told reporters on Saturday.
“It is their hard earned money which has nothing to do with black money. Today to withdraw their own money, people have to stand in queue for hours. More than 100 people have died in the queues. In the entire world nowhere any person has been stopped from withdrawing his own money,” she said.
Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister, Oza said, “If anyone forgets to read a newspaper for a day, he will not know what new ‘farman’ (directive) has been issued by the government. Nation is facing the side effects of ill-preparedness of the central government as far as demonetisation is concerned,” the Congress leader said.
“We all know while addressing the nation, Prime Minister talked about curtailing black money, solving the problem of fake currency and funding to terrorists,” she said, adding, “Later government changed their stand and they said that they want to go for cashless economy.” As far as cashless economy is concerned we all know 40 per cent of the population does not even have bank account,” Oza added. She alleged, “During last two-and-half years, Central government has not arrested even two-and-half people who are involved in generation of black money. Those who are involved in black money and named in Panama papers are friends of this government who have helped them during election.”