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From Mann Ki Baat to Jan Ki Baat on demonetization: JanJanKiBaat12

A man present at the Arvind Kejriwal rally spoke to the team of Jan Ki Baat. He said that he fully supports Narendra Modi’s decision of notebandi to curb the every-growing existence of black money which has terrorized the nation for decades. When he was asked to explain his presence at Kejriwal rally, which was held to criticize the PM’s policy, he simply said: “I’ve come here to see the spectacle.”

When PM Modi declared his, and his government’s idea to sweep the nation, on 8th November 2016, the demonetization drive had begun. Getting rid of black money was a major portion of BJP’s 2014 list of goals. Sudden withdrawal of the legal tender of ?1000 and ?500 was questioned by many. Though demonization was lauded for its noble goal, it was at the same time critiqued the in-built flaws it had.

The effects that demonetization has had on the residents of India have been poles apart, with some calling it a good enough cause to unite Indians and cultivate honesty and others seeing it as anti-poor, anti-middle class policy. The diverse reactions to it need to be recorded to understand the variety of effects financial policies have on different social classes and sections.


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