De­mon­eti­sa­tion BIG­GEST scam AF­TER IN­DE­PEN­DENCE: AAP

Asian Journal - - BRITISH COLUMBIA -

New Delhi: As the coun­try com­pleted two years of de­mon­eti­sa­tion, Delhi’s rul­ing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thurs­day called it the “big­gest scam” af­ter In­dia’s in­de­pen­dence which de­mol­ished na­tional econ­omy AAP South Delhi Lok Sabha in-charge Raghav Chadha ridiculed Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi by say­ing that all his claims about the ef­fects of de­mon­eti­sa­tion had fallen flat.

Modi had said that the note ban would check black money, de­rail ter­ror­ists and the busi­ness of fake notes would end, Chadha said.

But cease­fire vi­o­la­tions by Pak­istan had in­creased and so had ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties in Jammu and Kash­mir, he said.

He added that 35 lakh peo­ple lost their jobs due to de­mon­eti­sa­tion, the work­force statis­tic fell be­low 1.5 crore and GDP growth rate dipped by over 1.5 per cent. Small busi­nesses were vir­tu­ally dec­i­mated.

The AAP spokesper­son said the only pur­pose of de­mon­eti­sa­tion was to con­vert black money “held by the BJP and its lead­ers” to white.

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