Shashi Tharoor detained: Congress’ Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor along with congress leaders were detained by the Kerala Police protesting against demonetization outside the office of Reserve Bank of India and released later.
“We were sitting on a peaceful dharna outside RBI office but we were arrested by Police and were later released,” Shashi Tharoor told ANI.
Shashi Tharoor detained: Congress has been protesting against Central government in Kerala
The Congress party has been protesting against the Modi government in Kerala for the move of scrapping notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has been implemented. While addressing the issue, Tharoor had earlier mentioned that the decision of implementation of demonetization was unprepared.
The problem goes to such basic elements of planning such as not having enough currency before you spring this on the nation when 86 percent of your currency would become illegal in three-and-a-quarter hours. That’s astonishing. Nobody in the world has done this,” Tharoor had earlier said during an event in New Delhi.
Implementation of demonetization was unprepared, says Shashi Tharoor
“Secondly, even the lack of planning in something as basic as making the new notes the same size as the old so that they can fit in the ATM is mindboggling. Then you scramble to find 55,000 engineers to recalibrate 2.5 lakh ATMs. This makes the government look amateurish,” he had mentioned.
“You announce an intention and then four days later you backtrack. It’s as if they just don’t know what they are doing…There has been a complete disavowal of responsibility and culpability in these failures, which is also troubling,” Tharoor had said.