Things will slowly move towards normalcy after 50 days: Modi
Deesa (Guj), Dec 10: Acknowledging the difficulties thrown up by the note ban decision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cautioned that the coming days may even be tougher but the situation will gradually move towards normalcy after the 50-day period.
He also slammed the Opposition for disrupting Parliament saying he has been forced to speak out in ‘jan sabha’ (among people) as he was not allowed to do so in Lok Sabha.
“I had said from day one this is not an ordinary decision. It is full of difficulties. It is a difficult decision and I had said a lot of hardships and problems will be faced.
“For 50 days this difficulty has to be there. And this difficulty will even increase, but after 50 days, I have done my calculation, the situation, in one go, will turn to gradually move towards normalcy. You will see after 50 days that situation will slowly start improving in front of your eyes,” he said.
The Prime Minister’s remarks assume significance in the context of reports of widespread difficulties being faced people in accessing their money in banks and all-round impact on the economy because of cash-crunch after the November 8 demonetisation decision.
The PM also targeted the Opposition for disrupting Parliament over demonetisation, noting that even the President was unhappy with their conduct.
“Opposition is not allowing me to speak in Lok Sabha, so, I have decided to speak in ‘jan sabha’ (people’s assembly).
“But, whenever I would get a chance, I will try to represent the voice of 125 crore people in Lok Sabha,” Modi said at a rally here, in a retort to the opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi accusing him of running away from speaking on demonetiation in Parliament.
The PM said those criticising him and highlighting people’s problems should also inform masses that they do not need to stand in queue and can use mobile banking.
“You must be aware that the Opposition is not allowing the Parliament to function. I am surprised that despite government’s assurance that the PM is ready to speak on the issue (of demonetisation), the situation has not improved. Even the President is unhappy about it (disruptions in Parliament),” he said.