New Delhi, Nov 16, 2016: Just after the Winter session of Parliament begins today, Congress leader Anand Sharma leads the debate on demonetisation and said that the party is against black money and terrorism.
He asked that 86% of the currency in the markets was 500/1000 notes, was scrapped by just one announcement. Was it all black?
“Today, labourers and farmers are in trouble and are standing in long queues because of demonetisation. You should have at least given a warning before making the announcement. You have made the entire country criminals overnight,” he added.
Attacking on government decision that show the whole country as a criminal, Sharma said “We are a constitutional democracy. Without any notice or warning, the government implemented the rule and made everyone criminal. They say if we would have announced earlier, it would have helped terrorists, counterfeiters and those with black money.”
He added: “It is a fact that our economy runs on agriculture. Does the farmer, who puts food on our table, bring home black money? It’s a strange logic. Earlier, when notes were recalled, people were given time. Which terrorist would go to the RBI with cash in sacks to get it exchanged?”
He also asked “Which law gives you the right to stop us from withdrawing our money from our own bank account?”
“Without any medicine degree everybody has become surgeons, everybody is doing surgical strikes. You beat Pakistan. Good. But what about currency ban? You have a list of Indians who have money in Swiss Banks, in the HSBC lists. We demand you to share the list,” Sharma said.
While condemning on Modi’s Goa speech, Sharma said “I condemn PM’s statement in Goa for mocking the people who are standing in queues. He must apologise.”