New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shatrughan Sinha on Friday said he welcomed the government’s decision to demonetise high-denomination notes but said that it had been implemented without preparing for the outcome. “Step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly appreciable but demonetisation is implemented without doing any homework,” said Sinha.

Lashing out at the NDA government’s consideration of demonetisation as a surgical strike, the Lok Sabha member said it should have been prepared for the situation post the demonetisation move. “If they consider demonetisation as a surgical strike, they should have also prepared for post surgical strike situations,” said Sinha. He is the first BJP MP who has come out and criticised the government on the development post the demonetisation move by the Centre.

The announcement of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes also drew flak from the opposition parties who said the move had deeply affected the common people of the nation. The Shiv Sena, National Conference (NC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) parties on Wednesday supported Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the march to protest against the problems being caused to the people due to demonetisation.