NDA government’s demonetisation drive (with the objective to fight black money, corruption and terror funding) completed two years on November 8, 2018. Recently, while rallying in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, for the upcoming assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the note ban has brought back the black money in the banks. At the same time, a few hours earlier, Congress president Rahul Gandhi termed BJP’s demonetization move as the biggest scandal in the history of the country.
Demonetisation saw overnight scrapping of the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016, which was not taken well by the public. The move by the BJP government still remains to be a hot topic and often sees leaders from the ruling party and the opposition sparring over the same.
While PM Modi refrained himself from making any statement over the topic on its anniversary, he however mentioned in the rally that he had already told the public that in the beginning people will have some problem.
He also said that his government’s fight against corruption would go on and those who had plundered public money “will have to return what they looted”. A news website shared the statement by the prime minister on Twitter.
नोटबंदी उचित, इससे दबा रुपया वापस बैंकिंग प्रणाली में लाया गया: नरेंद्र मोदी https://t.co/i9R3KoIHRT #NarendraModi #Demonetisation #Notebandi #Politics #MadhyaPradesh #Election #नरेंद्रमोदी #नोटबंदी #मध्यप्रदेश #चुनाव #राजनीति
— द वायर हिंदी (@thewirehindi) November 16, 2018
Soon, people started reacting to the prime minister’s comments and the public were full of questions targeted toward him.
योगी के मंत्री ने कहा- राम मंदिर निर्माण की देरी के लिए सुप्रीम कोर्ट जिम्मेदार
विदेशों से अभी तक कालाधन नहीं आया,
₹15 लाख जनधन खातों में नहीं आये,
हर साल 2 करोड़ नोकरियाँ नही मिली,
गंगा मैया एक इंच भी साफ़ नहीं हुई,
और कई जुमले दिये गए थे तो मंत्री जी उसके लिए कौन जिम्मेदार है
— RAJRISHI (@imrishim18) November 16, 2018
People expressed their experiences which were not so good.
डेढ़ सौ गरीब लोगों को मार कर…
— ट्विट्टम👁️ (@Bajaj09699537) November 16, 2018
One of the users said that he lied at the time of the demonetisation.
कभी झूठ के सिवा कुछ सत्य वचन भी बोल लिया करो साहब..
देश की जनता न तो कम से कम अपने भगवान राम से तो डरो..
— Jitendra Kumar tejashwi (soldier’s Boy) (@SoldiersBoy1) November 16, 2018
— aadil (@masonsindia) November 16, 2018
From all measures, the demonetization move was a big thing for the banking system and the citizens had to face hard time. Tell us about your experiences in the comments section below.