Government’s demonetisation drive biggest scam: Amit Mitra

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday has called the demonetisation drive started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Allaince (NDA) government a “scam”.

“The government’s demonetisation drive is the biggest scam about to happen,” Mitra told India Today news channel.

The government on November 8 embarked on a demonetisation drive by declaring high denomination notes — Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 — as illegal tender.

Mitra said the move by the Centre was “a dictatorial streak by a government which has lost touch with the ground level”.