New Delhi: Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes would be demonetised, there have been chaos in many parts of the country even though many realised that the inconvenience would be for a greater good.

But whether this historic decision will outlast the public agitation or not is a speculation suitable for another day. People have been lining in serpentine queues, especially the working middle class and those who follow it closely in the economic ladder. With the death of more than 40 people already reported across the country pertaining to demonetisation, we wish these politicians would’ve been a little sensitive when talking about the very section of the society which patiently bears the brunt of currency ban.

 

1. Subhash Chandra

Chairman of the Essel Group and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP made an explicitly insensitive comment on Twitter where he said, “‘Inconvenience’ is only to the black money hoarders, corrupts and mafias. So anyone who claims ‘inconvenience’, now you know he/she is!”

2. Ramdev

Living high on the success of Patanjali, the Yoga guru displayed insensitivity to the plight of the common people when he decided to bring nationalism to quell tension. “During war, our soldiers fight without eating food for seven to eight days. So, can’t we do the same for our nation? Many people are showing their opposition to the Prime Minister but nothing is bigger than the nation.”

3. Narendra Modi

Albeit PM Modi has vociferously cried for patience in all his speeches after the demonetisation, he was more than disagreed upon when he laughingly told a roomful of NRIs that people preparing for marriages are now left in a lurch. The Prime Minister also said that those who were accused in 2g scams were now waiting in queues outside banks and ATMs.

4. Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a rather poorly-thought comment on demonetisation when he decided to club Kashmir with terrorism. Parrikar said, “Earlier, there were rates: 500 for stone pelting (on security forces in Kashmir) and 1,000 for doing something else. PM has brought terror funding to zero.”

5. Baijayant Jay Panda

Trying to expose the “truth” behind deaths outside banks and ATMs, the politician displayed a gross negligence of the actual situation in the country. Through his Twitter account, Panda tweeted, “It’s normal 2b frustrated at a cpl of days hassle. But if u go on & on, recall Shakespeare: thou “doth protest too much, methinks,” ie fishy.”

First Published | 20 November 2016 2:37 PM
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