New Delhi, Nov 19, 2016: Firebrand BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes but criticised the government over its implementation, saying that “Step taken by PM Modi is highly appreciable, but demonetization is implemented without doing any homework.”
The former Union Minister Sinha, Sinha told media that “They should have gone through post-surgical plan before going for this surgical strike. The intention was good but homework was not done by our team, which advised the Prime Minister on this measure. These people should be exposed now. This is a very serious lapse on the part of some of us.”
Sinha added that “Execution seems to have gone wrong. People are suffering. There is a chaotic situation. Even violence can break out. After all, who are the people in the queue, our voters. They are poor and from the middle class.”
Asked whether he is targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, he said, “He is my good friend and won’t take anyone’s name. Prime Minister is not responsible. The team which was responsible for its implementation didn’t do its homework properly.”
Sinha also advised the government to take the help of financial and economic experts to bring the public out from the current chaos which they are facing.
“Government needs to take help of people like Arun Shourie, Subramanian Swamy, Yashwant Sinha and even of Murli Manohar Joshi and L.K. Advani to control the current chaos in the country post demonetisation,” Sinha said.
At a time when Modi government is facing hardship, there own party Ministers is not supporting their move.
Earlier, Former Union Minister Arun Shourie has mocked the claim of demonetisation of high-value currencies being a radical measure, Shourie stated that jumping into well or committing suicide is also radical. He added that if you want to make a beginning, make a beginning on reforming the tax administration.