PM Modi should apologise to nation after end of 50-day period: Congress

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to the nation for the �suffering� caused to the people by note-ban.

PM Modi should apologise to nation after end of 50-day period: Congress

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to the nation for the “suffering” caused to the people by note-ban.

He termed demonetisation as the “biggest scam in the political history of India”. “Demonetisation is the biggest scam in India’s political history,” said Surjewala while addressing a press briefing in Jaipur.

He asked the PM and the ruling BJP to reveal their links with Gujarat businessman Mahesh Shah, who recently declared over Rs 1300 crore,  and accused both Modi and Amit Shah of knowing him.


Surjewala’s attack comes on the back of reports of Rs 500 crore allegedly deposited in a cooperative bank in Ahmedabad just two days after demonetisation of currency was announced. As per the bank's website, Amit Shah is one of its directors.

He also BJP leader Pankaja Munde of illegal cash hoarding and money laundering. Earlier, cash worth Rs 10 crore in old currency was found in a private car in Maharashtra in a case where state ministers Pankaja Munde, Subhash Deshmukh and MP Pritam Munde are allegedly linked.

Attacking Modi, who is set to address the nation after end of the 50-day period he had sought from the people to ease their problems due to cash crunch, Surjewala said that the Prime Minister is good at making announcements that are far from reality.

“Even after 50 days of demonetisation step, normalcy has not been restored. PM Modi’s demonetisation move has turned out to be ‘Deshbandi’ (lockdowbn of country). Development has come to a standstill. It is a scam and an uncalled move. It has resulted into economic instability in the country. Several people have died due to cash crunch across the country. It is a surgical strike on the country’s poor and has caused them immense suffering,” Surjewala said