Arun Shourie slams Modi govt, says demonetisation was 'idiotic jolt'

Arun Shourie spoke against the government’s policies in an interview

Arun Shourie spoke against the government’s policies in an interview

He came down heavily on the Modi government that scrapped overnight Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes on November 8 previous year, he said, "It was the largest money-laundering scheme ever, conceived and implemented entirely by the government", Shourie told NDTV. "A tax reform is being compared to the independence of India, " he said.

Shourie's criticism comes days after former Finance Union Minister Yashwant Sinha slammed the government for its alleged mismanagement of the economy.

Shourie was referring to the glittering special midnight session of the Parliament that prime minister Narendra Modi led on the eve of GST launch day.

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Explanation: "Which argument (offered by the government in defense of demonetization) today survives?" It was an "idiotic jolt" he continued, "everyone who had black converted it into white". Terrorism? Terrorists are still coming into India.

Arun Shourie is the latest senior politician to speak out against the NDA government over its economic policies, sliding growth rate and unemployment. Shourie also blamed the note ban and a poorly implemented goods and services tax (GST) for inducing the current slowdown. "At the end they have nothing to say". "The rules have been amended seven times within three months", said the former BJP member in support of his claim, adding that what makes it worse is the "event management of the GST - imagine!"

"This is a government of two-and-a-half persons, that is, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and one in-house lawyer".

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Reacting to BJP's response, the former cabinet minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's govt, Arun Shourie said: "this is their Standard Operating Procedure". Is it a fact or not that GDP has collapsed to 3.7 per cent according to the old series? The index of industrial production has gone down from about 9 percent in 2015-16 to about 1.7 percent in April to July.

Like Shourie, Sinha too raised questions on the implementation of GST and said the move was "badly conceived" that played havoc with businesses. They are so self-satisfied with it. "What we are going towards is a pyramidal decentralised mafia state, where local goons will belabour anyone whom they think is doing something wrong".

Modi, head of the Group of Ministers for tackling IT-related glitches in GST network, referred to the steps taken on Friday by the GST council and said they had taken care of numerous problems faced by traders and other businessmen.

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