Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s declaration about demonetising Rs 1000 and Rs 500 cash notes was today hailed as a “strong move” by President Pranab Mukherjee and BJP, which called it a “surgical strike” on black money, yet his opponents impugned it as a “coldblooded and misguided” choice that would bother individuals.
Mukherjee, who was informed by the Prime Minister about the approaching declaration, depicted the choice as a measure that will uncover unaccounted cash and fake money, a Rashtrapati Bhavan explanation said. Mukherjee called upon individuals not to freeze and to take after the administration’s rules for trading cash notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 division accessible with them. Manish Tewari, a Congress spokesperson terming the decision as “insane” and taken by “modern day Tughlak”.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it “heartless and ill conceived” decision which will lead to financial chaos and demanded its immediate withdrawal. CPI(M) Politburo member Mohammed Salim said, “We are always in support of unearthing black money. But after 2.5 years of silence on the issue, the Centre all of a sudden decided to scarp the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. This is nothing but absurd. This decision will have a drastic impact on small traders and the middle class,”
As far as the positive comments are concerned, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu terming the decision as a “major step” forward in wiping out black money from the system. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was a “very courageous and bold decision” which should be appreciated by all. “We should join hands to check the menace of black money.” Do pour your comment in the comment section below!