New Delhi: 8th November 2016, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes will not be a legal tender and also made the word 'Demonetisation' popular in India.
Modi government's decision was severely hit by the political fraternity. The opposition parties had left no stone unturned to lash their anger on the ruling government but unfortunately, "they still have no new agendas to target the Modi government".
In a recent tweet by Congress' general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi asked if anyone would take the responsibility for the failure of the move. She wrote, "3 years since Demonetisation and every claim made by the government and those hailing it as a slayer of all evils has been turned on its head. It proved to be a disaster that has all but destroyed our economy. Anyone want to claim responsibility?"
Samajwadi Party's chief Akhilesh Yadav once sarcastically said that all demonetisation did was change the colors of the notes. He said, "They say demonetisation will curb black money and corruption. All it did was change the color of notes. The government should carry out another demonetisation drive to eradicate corruption."
Now at the third anniversary of the move, SP is all set for a grand celebration of Khajanchi, who is said to be the demonetisation kid as he was born on the day after the big announcement when his mother was in the queue waiting to withdraw money.
Not only the Congress and Samajwadi Party, other opposition parties too slammed the Modi government's move from time and again.
Modi shocked everyone when he announced back in 2016 that 86 per cent of the Indian currency in form of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be invalid. The move was to fight against corruption, terror financing and black money. There were many strong reactions from the other side of the recipients where some thought it to be a courageous step, while few were of the opinion that it would be a disaster for the economy.
Twitteratis too have some strong reactions on this day when demonetisation completed its three years. Check out some of their tweets here: