Narayana to Modi: Scrap Rs 2000 note, revoke ban

Hyderabad: CPI National Secretary K Narayana has fumed at the Centre for demonetization problems and sought scrapping of Rs 2000 notes by extending time for using old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

During a protest programme at SBI in Tirupathi, the CPI leader accused the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre of playing with the lives of the people by scrapping high value old notes. No prior steps had been taken to tide over the present money crisis, he said.

Narayana found fault with the Centre for forming a committee headed by AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to study implications of demonetization. Terming Modi as a new cruel man to harass people, he said the Prime Minister had hit womena��s sentiments by raking up the issue of gold and ornaments.

He sought to know why the government did not take steps against Mukesh Ambani whose daughter was seen wearing ornaments from top to bottom and Gali Janardhan Reddy performing his daughtera��s marriage using huge money and ornaments. Though the plan against the black money and corruption is right, the way of scrapping old notes is not right as it caused a lot of problem for the people across the nation.

Narayana charged Modi, a chaiwala who became Prime Minister, with encouraging the Adanis, Ambanis and corporate companies and targeting the poor and middle class in the name of banning the old notes. He wondered as to why the Centre signed off the loans given to Vijay Mallya and other such top notch businessmen in the country and was failing to punish those with black money and tax evaders and the corrupt.

The Modi Government should relax the note ban decision for the time being until the new notes were released in adequate numbers to cater to the needs of people. He opined that corruption is caused by political leaders and criminals entering politics.A�-NSS

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