Opposition unites to slam PM Narendra Modi on demonetisation

Opposition parties have come to together to oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

The Congress party on 27 December headed an anti-demonetisation meeting with eight other opposition parties in attendence to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive.

Here’s what the opposition parties had to say about Centre’s demonetisation drive:

Rahul Gandhi, Congress- Lashing out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the demonetisation drive had not decreased but only increased corruption. He furthers said that the move had attacked the financial independence of the country while causing great inconvenience to the farmers and the poor. He added saying that the note ban had failed to keep a check on terrorism.

Mamata Banerjee, TMC- The West Bengal Chief Minister went on to call the demonetisation drive as a “mega scam” and the biggest one after independence. She further affirmed that the opposition parties will make a common agenda programme to act against demonetisation.

Mamata Banerjee added that PM Modi had become “baseless” and “faceless” in the name of cashless society.

DMK: DMK party said that the opposition parties have come together to voice their opinion on the failure that demonetisation has turned out to be. The party said that it’s been a month since PM Modi had announced demonetisation and Rs 500 notes are still not into circulation adding that labourers are not paid their daily wages.

RJD: The Rashitra Janata Dal announced that former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav had announced “maha dharna” in Bihar to protest against demonetisation. The party blamed the central government for parliament disruptions and claimed that 130 people had died since demonetisation announcement.

Rahul Gandhi took over urging PM Modi to answer on the corruption allegations that he had levelled against him and come out clean. Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee said that the Prime Minister had taken back the country 20 years back and imposed “super emergency.”