The CEO and Founder of Jan Ki Baat, Pradip Bhandari, interviewed a few people to know their take on the demonetization move undertaken by the Bhartiya Janata Party government. All of them lent their support to the Narendra Modi government, claiming that demonetization was the necessary step to erase the evil, black money out of existence. Standing in queues for hours, a reason cited by many as a hindrance in their daily schedules, is just a part of their service to the nation, in the view of these assembled men.
The night of 8th November proved itself to be a surprise for the whole of India, with PM Narendra Modi announcing his governments issuance of a ban on two of the highest denomination Notes. The move, designed to delete the existence of black money and black economy, couldnt have been discussed as secrecy and confidentiality were required. The decision, for it hopes to fulfil, has met with sharp criticism from various segments of the society.
Concerns that people have voiced reflect the lack of planning in the demonetization policy- whether theyre temporary, as the government and RBI repeatedly assures us, or long-term, remains to be seen.