While many have been lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to abolish old currency and 500 and 1000 rupee notes, there has been fair share of criticism of the move. After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee slammed the move as ‘draconian’, now Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has also spoke in the same vein, terming the move as ‘insensitive.’
‘What we do and how we do things are very important. It may be for the larger good, but the way they are doing things shows their bankruptcy of ideas in implementing this decision,’ Mukul said in response to the move of the NDA Government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last night.
‘In this country of 125 billion people, how many are glued to the television set, social media or the internet? How will they know their Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes are invalid? What will happen to students who are travelling? Not everyone uses plastic money,’ he said.
Terming the move as ‘insensitive’, Sangma said the Centre could have implemented this decision without harassing people.