The Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, grilled Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government’s decision to abruptly demonetize Rs 5,00 and Rs 1,000 notes. Criticizing the PM humorously, Sharma alleged that the new 2000 rupee note colour reminds me of “churan wali pudiya” which we used to get in childhood.
According to Sharma, “86 per cent of the currency in the market was Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes which was scrapped by just one announcement. Due to this step, the entire world has got the message that India’s economy runs on black money and the entire agricultural fields have gone to waste as farmers don’t have money to buy seeds.” He questioned “do farmers have credit cards?” Moreover, Sharma also condemned the PM’s statement mocking common people who are standing in queues and sought his apology for the “insensitive” statement. He stressed that “I condemn PM’s statement in Goa for mocking the common people who are standing in queues. He must apologise.”