PATNA: A day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar questioned the demonetization success, the principal opposition in Bihar, the RJD, ridiculed his move, charging the latter with taking frequent U-turns.
“Our beloved Nitish Chacha took another sharp U-turn.. He supported demonetisation but now questioning it… He is always years behind in understanding the issues, difficulties & demands of common people. Don’t be surprised if he calls demonetisation the biggest scam of India,” tweeted Tejashwi Yadav who served as Kumar’s deputy in the previous Grand Alliance government.
The RJD is one of the few opposition parties in India which has been aggressively opposing the none ban.
What Tejashwi means by “U-turns” is that Kumar was one of the few opposition politicians who had initially backed the demonetization move of the Narendra Modi government.
The Bihar CM had not only supported the note ban but even asked the PM to launch a crackdown on black money.
Shortly after that, Kumar eventually returned to the NDA after breaking away from the Grand Alliance and formed government with the BJP in Bihar.
Addressing a function in Patna, Kumar had yesterday questioned the note ban and blamed the banks for its failure.
“The biggest responsibility for success of demonetization drive rested with bankers but everyone knows how a major portion of unaccounted cash got deposited in the banks,” Kumar told the meeting on Saturday.
Kumar also questioned the different yardsticks for different people being adopted by banks for providing loan.
“Affluent people are fleeing the country after procuring hefty loans of Rs10,000 crores whereas the common men are finding it hard to get a loan of even few lakhs,” the chief minister said.