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Demonetisation effect: Will this fail too, asks Salman Khurshid

“Is Demonetisation as good as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan they (BJP) have done? The physical one was 100% failure; will this fail too?”
Salman Khurshid

The Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid questioned the demonetisation decision of the Prime Minister Nrendra Modi led Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government.

“Is Demonetisation as good as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan they (BJP) have done? The physical one was 100% failure; will this fail too?” asked Salman Khurshid to media agency.

“Problem is not of extracting money out of people; problem is how to prevent black money or a parallel economy from functioning”, he added.

He also tweeted that the “impact on black money not being explained”.

“There are enormous queues, people are lining up, they are screaming because they don’t have food at home. All this, is something that Jaitley, as a responsible minister, has to give a reply to. He can’t shrug his shoulders like that,” Khurshid had said earlier. He said the “financial chaos” was caused because the government failed to gauge the impact of the decision to withdraw the high-denomination banknotes.

Reportedly, the opposition party Congress has decided to raise the demonetisation issue in Parliament. Congress leader Anand Sharma has given a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha for discussion on the issue, the reports said.

In a reply to the move Kiren Rijiju ,Minister of State for Home Affairs has been quoted as saying that the government would give a befitting reply to the Opposition on the matter.

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal has also supported the move by opposition for the debate.

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