JAIPUR, 21 Jan: After the half tenure of its power, the BJP has nothing but just to play with about their favourite weapon demonetisation which has turned laymen’s life upside down.
Sanjaya Baru on Friday highlighted that demonetization was a political decision to cast and portray Narendra Modi as an anti-corruption crusader, author and commentator.
The media advisor of former PM Manmohan Singh said while speaking at a session at the ongoing JLF.
“The decision of demonetisation was a political decision and not an economic one through which PM Modi established himself as a powerful anti-corruption crusader.
“The mistake Modi made was to seek a time of 10 years from people. Half of his tenure is over. He wasted the initial time and the government has nothing but the decision of demonetisation to highlight,” he said.
Baru also took a jibe at Aam Aam Party convener Arvind Kejriwal and said that although Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejri wal had cast himself as the country’s foremost anti-corruption crusader in recent times, through note ban, Modi has somewhat weakened the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief ‘s position.
He was in conversation with writer Vinay Sitapati, who authored the biography of former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao.
Referring reforms done by Rao, Sitapati said the former PM would not have taken the step of demonetisation and instead would have worked in phases to improve the economy.
Both the writers highlighted Rao’s role in the economic transformation of the country during his regime.