NEW DELHI: After the consequences that a common man went through demonetisation, PM Narendra Modi spoke up in Rajya Sabha for the first time during Winter Session. He went on to take the lead to speak up on the issue after so much of accusation of opposite parties for his decision to ban Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes suddenly without further noticing the issues that came over with it, largely, lack of supplies of new notes which leads to deaths.
The issue of demonetisation Modi referred to Manmohan Singh’s speech in the Winter Session when he had slammed the move to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as an “organised loot and legalised plunder”. Modi said that the former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh was an economist who has been at the helm of economic affairs in the country for around 30-35 years and wielded immense influence in all matters of the economy. For the last 30-35 years, he has been directly involved with India’s economic affairs in a decisive capacity. There might not be another person, in 70 years post Independence, he has been at the helm of affairs for half of the time,” Modi said.
And later he commented on the Congress legacy about corruption charges that taken place during their ruling venture. He takes a dig on his predecessor (referring to Dr. Manmohan Singh) that, “There is a lot for us politicians to learn… so much happened but he did not get even a taint. Only Doctor Sahab knows the art of bathing wearing a rain coat,”. Modi’s jibe leads to huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by the Congress persons. Congress party declared that this remark is much to the disgrace for such an academic personality.
Although after Modi’s statement, Dr. Manmohan Singh refusing to comment further because it was unhealthy and also a disgraceful act who owns such an important position which comes with lot of responsibility towards people’s who make him a leader. “Such harsh and ugly comments are not acceptable. No PM has ever used such comments about a former PM,” said senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.
Slamming out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his speech in Rajya Sabha, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury comment that, “It was a speech directed at the Uttar Pradesh elections and that is what he has delivered. His speech did not have the elementary humanism to condole the death of so many people who died in the lines waiting to withdraw their own money”.
After huge shoot out over the remark, Congress and Left parties walked out from Rajya Sabha protesting that Modi’s speech was completely imprecise and they were not satisfied with Modi’s reply towards demonetisation. We know that, we we are leaving in a democratic country where every individual make out their opinion in public over any issue whether he is wealthy or not, literate or illiterate. We have right to freedom of speech and expression which states that we can have right to express one’s own convictions and opinions freely by words of mouth, writing, printing, pictures or any other mode. But when it comes to responsibility where you are on such a authoritative position, it is not your judgement that you can produce healthy debates which will not disgrace the entire sovereignty. It is really worthy to validate your point in such a way that it will degrade your validity by such a baseless statement.