Lambasting the Centre’s move of demonetisation to curb black money, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the people of the nation don’t need Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emotion but a solution to the ongoing financial crisis.
“The people now don’t need the Prime Minister’s tears but a solution. The solution is not about the long queues at the ATMs ‘it’s a huge problem. Business is suffering due to this. The farmers cannot cultivate now due to your policies you will be able to see the result after five to six months in the form of inflation,” Sisodia told ANI.
Asserting that the nation has elected him to fight corruption and questioned if he should not do it, Prime Minister Modi turned emotional on Sunday and said that he left his home and family for the nation.
The Prime Minister, who was speaking for the first time on demonetisation after announcing the decision on November 8, also used the occasion to hit back at those questioning his bold and effective step to combat corruption and menace of black money.
Silencing his critics, the Prime Minister said in Goa that his decision was not a display of arrogance but aimed at fulfilling the commitments made to the nation.
Earlier on November 8, Prime Minister Modi took a major step and announced demonetisation of Rs. 500 and 1,000 currency notes with effect from midnight, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.
In his televised address to the nation, the Prime Minister said people holding notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 can deposit the same in their bank and post office accounts from November 10 till December 30.
In a press release, the government reassured there is enough cash with the RBI and supply of cash to bank branches and ATMs are being stepped up gradually.