Mr Malhotra spoke to Pradip Bhandari, the Founder of Jan Ki Baat, to opine about Demonetization and its effect on the public. He believes the good spirit behind the PMs move to demonetize the higher denomination currency but also, claims that it would become a good policy if citizen request were addressed. Any policy can only be a perfect one if one takes into account its impact on the people its meant for and thus, Narendra Modi, too, should take into account the anxieties and problems the common men and women were encountering post-demonetization.
Demonetization came as a surprise to many when PM Modi declared his, and his governments intention to clean the nation, on 8 th November 2016. Getting rid of black money formed major chunk of Modi and BJPs 2014 manifesto. Withdrawal of the legal tender of ?1000 and ?500 met with staunch resistance by some groups and was questioned by many.
#JanJanKiBaat hopes to capture the pulse of the common man and subsequently, understand the direction in which public perception is heading regarding demonetization.