Sinha hails Modi over demonetisation, criticises implementation

New Delhi, Nov (IANS) Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the demonetisation move but criticised the government over its implementation.

“The Prime Minister took a timely and bold decision to curb the menace of black money. I appreciate him for for this,” Sinha told IANS.

“The day Donald Trump won the American Presidential elections, our dynamic Prime Minister played his trump card in India against black money and corruption,” he added.

He, however, criticised the government functionaries and especially the Finance Ministry for poor implementation of the demonetisation decision and also sought action against those responsible for creating chaos in public.

“Who in your team are responsible from bringing the situation on the roads. There are long queues outside banks and ATMs. People are fed up,” Sinha said.

“Those responsible are from the government. They were not prepared for this post surgical strike against black money,” he said adding that there was no plan B in place by those responsible for implementation of the scheme.

“Action must be taken against them. Accountability must be fixed,” he said.

Asked whether he is targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, he said, “He is my good friend and won’t take anyone’s name. Prime Minister is not responsible. The team which was responsible for its implementation didn’t do its homework properly.”

Sinha also urged the government to take the help of financial and economic experts to bring the public out from the current chaos which they are facing.

“Government needs to take help of people like Arun Shourie, Subramanian Swamy, Yashwant Sinha and even of Murli Manohar Joshi and L.K. Advani to contol the current chaos in the country post demonetisation,” Sinha said.

Asked about the impact of demonetisation in Uttar Pradesh, Sinha said, “Nobody is criticising Modi. His image is still good there. But don’t forget, those standing in queues and facing hardship, a big section of this are BJP supporter and voters.”