Demonetization rolled out with no application of mind, alleges Omar


Srinagar: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the center allegedly not preparing before rolling demonetization, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked how much proof one need to agree that it was rolled out with 'no application of mind'.

“How much more proof is required before devotees of this government agree that this demonetisation has been rolled out with no application of mind,” Mr Abdullah, who is working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Mr Abdullah was responding to reports that two variants of new Rs 500 notes have surfaced due to printing defect because of rush.

In another tweet Mr Abdullah said, “Sir our problem isn't with whether others prepared or not it's with the fact that YOUR government didn't prepare at all & is now scrambling.”

He was reacting to Mr Modi’s comment that those criticising Demonetisation move don't have problem with government's preparedness; they have problem that they didn't get time to prepare.

Taking a jibe at the centre over demonetisation, Mr Abdullah said, “If laughter is indeed the best medicine then this #demonetisation style airline announcement is a brilliant bit of therapy.”

Meanwhile, lashing out at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, he questioned his non-presence in this demonetisation process.

“Don't we have a Governor of the RBI? Has anyone seen him in the last few weeks? Does anyone know what he plans to do about this mess?, he tweeted.

“Would request @RBI to pls inform me how many counters they operate in J&K where people can exchange their discontinued notes #demonetisation,” he added.




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